A love of all things sparkly appears to have been coded into my daughter’s genetic material, because I own nary a sequin, and yet she must own allllll the glittery things. Would she like to be a sparkle unicorn? Yes. A sparkle mermaid? Yes. A rainbow unicorn butterfly mermaid princess superhero sparkleperson? With sparkles?!
YES MOM AND RIGHT NOW THANKS.
So. As you might be able to imagine, having her decide which of iSparkle’s Little Princess Dreambox collections she’d like to try out was quite the ordeal. How the Dreamboxes work: your child gets to choose her favorite dress style and color, and it’ll arrive in a keepsake glitter box along with a matching heart tiara and glitter locket, as well as a book featuring her favorite of the six characters – Sparkle, Rainbow, Butterfly, Unicorn, Mermaid, and Superhero. And the Dreamboxes themselves are sturdy and adorable, so they can be used to store little treasures and such.
The books are also available for purchase as a set; I have – as of this posting – read each one approximately 3,255 times, and can confirm that all five contain a sweet, super-positive, confidence-boosting message. And that’s actually the whole point of iSparkle – the line was created to empower little girls and show them that they can be beautiful and smart and strong and capable. The founder, Christian Thorp, realized that while his daughter loved sparkly, “dress-up”-type dresses, the ones that were available on the market often weren’t functional enough for her to run around and play in, and created the company to help her feel like she didn’t have to choose between the many sides of her personality.
The Dreamboxes are running a Kickstarter campaign (launching today), and are available for a limited-time discounted price for the first 150 backers. The items are also available for individual pledging, in case you want only certain elements of the set, rather than the whole shebang.
Oh, and if you’re wondering which box my daughter eventually chose? See photo evidence, above and below. Is she wearing the dress right this very moment? She is. And she has let me know that she will also be wearing it to the pumpkin patch next weekend, and to her school party, and to her brother’s birthday. And presumably every day for the rest of her life…which is actually okay, because the dresses were created to be machine-washable and high-quality, so they’ll stand up to constant wear.
(iSparkle is, in other words, quite the hit in our household.)
This post was created in collaboration with iSparkle. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep RG ticking!