Ever After High Briar Beauty Review (Mattel)

What It Is

If monsters attend Monster High, where do fairytale characters go to school? Ever After High, of course. Ever After High is a new doll line in the same vein as Monster High. Each doll is the child of a classic fairytale character, and these teenage characters must choose to either follow their parents' fabled footsteps or discover their own happily ever after.

Briar Beauty is the daughter of the Sleeping Beauty. Because she's destined to sleep for 100 years before her happily ever after comes true, Briar is making every moment count. She's an early bird and a night owl rolled into one social butterfly.

The doll wears a pink and black dress with black ruffles, black lace tights with a thorn pattern, pink heels with rose accents, and lots of rose-inspired jewelry. The doll also comes with a hairbrush in the shape of a key, a purse, and a fold-out storybook that can also be used as a bookmark. And the doll's packaging is designed to look like a book.

Is It Fun?

Briar Beauty is really pretty in her rose-inspired fashion based, of course, upon the name her mother is given by the three fairy godmothers, Briar Rose. Fans of classic fairytales will love collecting the Ever After High dolls, and kids will have fun creating new adventures and storylines that will help these dolls find their happily ever after.

Who It’s For

Ever After High Briar Beauty is for ages 6 and up. Her backstory is a little complex and sophisticated for the younger kids. For slightly older kids, say tweens, these dolls may be gorgeous first collectibles.

What To Be Aware Of

Additional Ever After High dolls include Raven Queen, Apple White, and Madeline Hatter. Each is sold separately.

Kids can learn more about the characters and the Ever After High story at everafterhigh.com.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy