I may be a mummy to a boy but I still know what's 'big' in the world of girls' toys thanks to my two nieces, one of whom is obsessed with Harumika, the 'Girl's World' of the 21st century but with added fashion designer power.
We were sent one of the Petite Harumika Romantic mannequins for her to review.
Designed to be clipped onto a key-chain, pencil case or bag, this miniatureHarumika measures in at 7cm tall and comes with a stylus tool, one piece of pretty material, four accents and a sheet of gem stickers for decoration. It's just the thing to play with in a spare five or ten minutes and can easily slip into any young lady's bag.
I'm impressed with how such a simple toy allows for such great fun. My niece is nine and reached that age where she's not a child anymore but also not a teenager; it's difficult for girls of this age nowadays. The Harumika toys allow her to explore the concept of fashion and being a teenager while still actually playing with dolls. Thumbs up from me and from her. The only criticism she had is that it would have been helpful if there had been a little bag to keep all the bits in so they don't get lost or dirty.
The Petite Harumika range is available from most high-street toy retailers and online. It's priced at £7.99 RRP.
I was sent this for the purpose of this review, our opinions are honest and unbiased.