Saturday, 18 March 2017

Lottie Dolls Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to be getting to write about one of the things I love the most. Dolls. I have been a huge fan of dolls since I was 15 years old and started collecting them. Now since having Lily my eyes have been opened to such a range of amazing dolls and one of these dolls is Lottie

Lottie is an 18 cm tall fashion doll that is based on characters that are 9 years old. She is an award winning doll that is age appropriate for young children and inspires them to be themselves and be an individual. She is created to challenge negative body image concerns, premature sexualisation and the demise of childhood and you can see this in the way she has been designed. 

Lottie has more than one character and each one is based on adventures that they all have in an imaginary place called Branksea, which is loosely based on a real life island called Brownsea Island in Dorset. The island is made up of history, woodlands and wildlife which is the perfect setting for Lottie to have her adventures. Also encouraging children to get out and about on their own adventures. 

Lottie sent me 3 dolls of my choice to review. I was really happy to be receiving some of these dolls for Lily (and myself). I love that she will grow up with these dolls and look upon them as positive role models. Lottie's motto is 'Be Bold, Be Brave, Be you' which is exactly how I would love Lily to be as she grows up. 

It took me a long while to be able to choose 3 dolls. Lottie has such an amazing selection of dolls, all with great outfits and great adventurous characters. Each doll promotes a child like activity wether it be ballet, science or even fossil hunting. It was really hard choosing which I liked the most as they all had such different and positive things about them. 

In the end I went with Forest Friend, Stargazer and Muddy Puddles. 



The thing I love the most about Lottie dolls is how natural and child like looking they are. No makeup, no high heels, no jewellery and beautiful natural hair. The perfect doll for a child to grow up with. They also have child like body's that are based on a realistic body of a 9 year old. I think in society now there is pressure on children to grow up a lot faster than they need to and so these dolls are designed to be relatable to them. This helps a child feel like its okay to still be a child, act like a child and dress like a child. They encourage children to be able to dress as they like and have their own interests and be themselves and enjoy their childhood. 

I just love the boxes that the Lottie Dolls come in. They look so nice with their bright colours which match the doll, their pictures that tell the story of the doll and the handle making the box something that a child can carry along with them. The ribbon on the front which hangs down as a medal shows the Lottie dolls to be a positive role model winner. Its a really nice touch to have on each box. 

So let me tell you a little about each of the dolls that we were sent. We had a really nice day last week and so I thought the most appropriate place to take the photographs of Lottie was in her favourite place. Outside. 

First up is Stargazer. Stargazer has a love of astronomy and you will find her looking through her telescope looking at the stars. She is all wrapped up in her warm clothing, finds the perfect spot, waits for it to get dark and is and ready to count the sparkling stars, see the planets and hopes to catch a glimpse of a shooting star. Stargazer comes with a telescope, Solar system collectors cards, and an additional sheet of notable women in astronomy. Her outfit is a lovely thick warm blue jacket, her red dungarees, her stripy tights, boots and you can add a hat and scarf. Stargazer is great for children who are developing an interest in science. 






Next up is Muddy Puddles. She just loves the great out doors and doesn't let the rain stop her. Dressed in her yellow welly boots and rain jacket she makes the most of the rain by squelching through the mud leaving her footprints behind. She finds it extra fun to find the muddiest puddle possible to jump up and down in and create a great splashing mess. You would find her by a stream where she would be throwing pebbles in the water. I just love her bright yellow and blue outfit. It really is the cutest and goes well with her glowing blonde hair. Muddy Puddles is most relatable to Lily out of the 3 dolls we were sent. One of her favourite things to do is throw stones into the stream. 






Last but not least is Forest Friend. She loves to read all about magical forest fairy's that live deep into the woods. As she adventures out into the great outdoors she imagines how she may discover a fairy door on a tree or meet a magical fairy that may make all her dreams come true. Spring and summer days are her favourite where she can lay back with the flowers and daydream of all the magic around her. She is a vision of natural beauty and is dressed in a green and lilac fairy inspired dress and gold little shoes. She also comes with a beautiful lilac hair band holding back her hair. Though unfortunately Lily has lost this before I could get chance to take photographs of it. Forest friend is one of my favourites of the Lottie Dolls, I really haven't seen a more beautiful doll. 






Lily really enjoys playing with Lottie. So far I have spotted her making them walk around, sit down and loves keeping all 3 of her dolls toggether like they have a lovely friendship between them. As Lily is only 2 she doesn't fully do imaginary play how an older girl may but she is loving having her some dolls to play with. 


Lottie is aimed at Children aged 3+ and prices start at £18.99. You can buy Lottie Dolls here on the Lottie Website, or head there to browse the wonderful range of dolls. Or head to Lottie's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for news and photographs. 

Since 2012 Lottie has really taken off and you can now find her on sale in 30 different counties. You can find her in a lot of retail stores now including Debenhams, Ocado, Natural History Museum, and Jo Jo Maman BĂŠbĂŠ.

You can also sign up to Club Lottie, where you can redeem 10% from your first order, get exclusive Club Lottie bundle offers, and get discounts. Also when you sign up you will be the first to hear about new Lottie products and great competitions. Whats not to love? Ive already signed up to be a member.

Talking of competitions. Why not enter the great competition that Lottie have let me run on the blog. We are offering 3 lucky winners one of the dolls each from above. First winner will get first choice of the 3 that I have reviewed. Enter now on the gleam app below for your chance to win.


Win 1 of 3 Lottie Dolls

107 comments:

  1. Muddy Puddles she's adorable to take on all our outdoor adventures and fire our imagination

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  2. Forest Friend! My niece has a love of fairies & she looks lovely x

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  3. I would choose the Forest Friend one. My girl loves Lottie dolls and already has the other two :)

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  4. I love Stargazer as I love to look up at the stars and moon!

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  5. Muddy puddles as my daughter Sheriah 4 loves puddles

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  6. My 3 year old loves her lottie doll, we take her on lots of adventures with us! I would love for her to have the muddy puddles Lottie doll 💜

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  7. I'd lean towards Stargazer because I love astronomy. But if I won, I'd let my daughter choose. Don't know if she'd choose that one or Forest Friend (she already has Muddy Puddles).

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  8. I would choose the Forest Friend one because my daughter loves playing outside.

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  9. I would love to pick the Stargazer Lottie, my husband loves teaching the girls about Space, and I think they would have lots of fun with her and her telescope! Thanks so much for the giveaway! x Carrie Talbot-Ashby

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  10. Muddy puddles my granddaughter loves the outdoors and jumping in puddles

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  11. I would choose Forest Friend because she looks like a little fairy and my daughter loves fairies

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  12. I would love the Lottie Forest Friend for my niece. It recently caught her eye and she's been wanting it, would love to surprise her with this. Thanks for the chance! :D x

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  13. Forest friend my granddaughter loves her

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  14. Forest Friend looks so lovely, I would choose her.

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  15. I would choose forest friend I think my niece would like her

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  16. Aww so adorable! I would chose Muddy puddles please as she looks like an explorer, my little Heidi would love to give her a good home so they could go exploring together :) I LOVE her Jacket too :)

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  17. My daughter would choose Stargazer as she enjoys learning about the stars and planets

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  18. the forest friend because she has a beautiful dress x

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  19. I would choose the Forest Friend doll as she is simply stunning x

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  20. I think I would choose Muddy Puddles as my niece has just discovered how much fun splashing in puddles with wellies on is. We have even had to create some 'puddles' in the back garden with a watering can for her hehe!

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  21. Forest Friend she's adorable these would make lovely fairy dolls.

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  22. I like the Forest Friend because my niece says all girls wear skirts or dressers and boys wear trousers.

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  23. I think they're all adorable so I'd have to let my little girl choose for herself although I think she may sway towards muddy puddles.

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  24. I like the forest friend one. So sweet

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  25. Forest Friend looks like a fairy, lovely!

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  26. I would choose Stargazer Lottie, my daughter loves learning about the planets and solar system, so this one reminds me of her

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  27. the forest friend because my neice collects fairy dolls and this would be perfect x

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  28. I love them all and they are all very different. I think I would choose Forest Friend Lottie, because I would gift her to my great niece and they have a little woods at the bottom of their garden and she could pretend it was a forest.

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  29. Forest FRiend, as my daughter loves animals and fairies.

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  30. I'd pick stargazer lottie because i love stargazing and my daughter is always asking to stay up late to do stargazing one night

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  31. I d choose forest friend Lottie she looks like a little thumbalina ❤

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  32. the forest friend would be great for our summer jaunts in the lakes!!

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  33. Forest friend, we have the space explorer girl so they could have fun adventures together x

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  34. Muddy Puddles as Lacie is always the one who gets a 'sogger' lol out of all of them

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  35. Muddy Puddles, my daughter loves to jump in puddles

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  36. Muddy puddles. Start teaching my 16 month old niece early the fun she'll have in said puddles!

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  37. Muddy puddles. Start teaching my 16 month old niece early the fun she'll have in said puddles!

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  38. I would choose Muddy Puddles, she caught my eye as i was scrolling!

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  39. Forest Friend, as pretty. I do like to see flowers being to bloom in SpringTime, at parks etc. Doll reminds me of nature, and in a way Celebrates Nature :- Flowers, Trees, Forests etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  40. Muddy Puddles as I love jumping in puddles with my children!

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  41. would love to get muddy puddles, she a stunner x

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  42. Muddy puddles - she looks so much fun and would enjoy splashing in muddy puddles like my grand-daughter. I also love that Lottie dolls are just like little girls and not overly sexualised or made up

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  43. I would choose muddy puddles because it would make the perfect present for my niece because she loves mud too!

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  44. I love forest friend as she looks full of fun and adventure. Fab outfit too.

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  45. id choose stargazer. we're always looking up at the stars

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  46. Stargazer because we love astronomy

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  47. I think Stargazer as the kids love looking at the stars at night and the doll looks cute too

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  48. Allison Sullivan5 April 2017 at 20:30

    If I'm lucky I'd love star fazed as Eden did her stargazing badge at brownies yesterday learning about the moon and stars

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  49. I would choose forest friend as my daughter is obsessed with all things magical and she would be so excited to play with this.

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  50. Forest Friend. My daughter loves everything to do with fairies.she will love it.

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  51. I would love to win 'muddy puddles'. Her raincoat and wellies are just so adorable <3

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  52. Stargazer my daughter loves to look at the stars!

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  53. Muddy Puddles. i love her coat and wellies they are super cute

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  54. Jodie Thompson7 April 2017 at 10:59

    I like them all but I think I would choose stargazer

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  55. I love these dolls, perfect role models for little girls. My daughter would love Muddy Puddles!

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  56. Id choose muddy puddles as I love her yellow coat and wellies and my daughter hasn't got a doll dressed like this

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  57. I would choose stargazer, because it's very rare to see a female portrayed in an intelligent career, as opposed to typical barbie dolls famed for the way they look! :)

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  58. I would choose muddy puddles as she would be appropriate to my niece who I would give her to

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  59. I would choose the Forest Friend doll as she is a nature fairy and my niece and daughter are both really into nature

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  60. I think my daughter would choose forest freind as we reguarly take walks through the local forest (often getting lost for hours) and the forest freind would be a great companion for her to bring with her rather than arguing with her sisters until we find our way back to the car lol.

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  61. Muddy puddles because she looks like my lil girl ❤

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  62. Muddy Puddles - we love it when it rains and Sadie has a yellow raincoat just like the doll!

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  63. I would choose forest friend for my granddaughter because she loves magical things!

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  64. I would choose stargazer as we always look up at the stars when it's a clear night and my little girl would like this

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  65. I would choose Forest Friend, because our little Granddaughter loves Fairies

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  66. I would choose Forest Friend because we already have Muddy Puddles, and she would love her outfit :)

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  67. Forest Friend would be my choice as the youngest is into fairies.

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  68. I love Stargazer because I find stars very interesting and my niece love stars so much she has them all over her bedroom 😊

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  69. I'd choose Lily because I think my daughter would like her best an she is very pretty.

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  70. Probably Stargazer as that is the phase we are in at the moment!

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  71. Stargazer as I think they should be more girls that are into science

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  72. Love the muddy puddles doll, my girl adores Lottie x

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  73. Forest friend as she is pretty and would be great to take on our summer adventures

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  74. I love Stargazer as I love to look up at the stars and moon!

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  75. My daughter would absolutely adore Forest Friend as we love spending time in the great outdoors, going for woodland walks, walks along the local coastal path and to our local country park

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  76. My little step-granddaughter would love Muddy Puddles as she is certainly one for jumping in the puddles when we go for a walk!

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  77. I would choose the forest friend has my daughter Charlie loves the colour purple

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  78. I'd choose muddy puddles - I love her little raincoat outfit

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  79. I'd choose the Star gazer lottie. I love finding out about the universe and seeing the seeing the stars. I'd love my little girl to join in with that if she wanted x

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  80. I would choose the Forest Friend one

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  82. Muddy puddles is what every child should be able to jump in!

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  83. I would choose the Forest Friend one. because my niece has a huge thing about fairies right now

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  84. i would choose the doll called forest friends, my daughter is always fairy hunting and has a little fairy house at her nana's.

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  85. Our 3_year old would love this

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  86. I'd choose forest friends lottie as we love fairies

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  87. Muddy puddles as my 4 year old daughter loves jumping in muddy puddles!

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  88. I would choose forest friend because my daughter is obsessed with fairies and forests at the moment x

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  89. I'd choose Muddy Puddles as my daughter would love her bright yellow jacket and I've sought inspiration from Peppa Pig, her absolutely favourite TV show!

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  90. These dolls are great, perfect for little girls like mine who have outgrown baby dolls but aren't quite ready for Barbie type dolls either.

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  91. I would choose Muddy Puddles as my daughter is forever getting muddy!

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  92. To be honest i would be grateful for any for my lass

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  93. Forest Friend for Ava she loves fairies and the outdoors

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  94. Muddy Puddles as that's my girl hands down x

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  95. Forrest friend as my girls love anything enchanyed and fairylike. They would love her

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  96. Forrest friend, looks right up little 1s street!

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  97. I would choose Lottie Muddle Puddles as children love to splash in puddles with their wellies on and would love to have a little dolly just like them.

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  98. Lottie muddle puddles as my niece loves jumping in puddles

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  99. I'd choose stargazer as my little one is a budding scientist!

    Tilly

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  100. The muddy puddles one for my daughter as puddle jumping is her favourite thing to do lately!

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