Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month! I love reading about all the great women of the ages who worked hard to create the freedoms we have today. I am currently OB-to-the-SESSED with Susan B. Anthony!

She was SUPER into civil reform. At only 17 years old, she rebelled against society by collecting Anti-Slavery petitions! I love, LoVe, LOVE that a high school aged kid was out there, bucking the system and trying to make a difference for the greater good!

Susan B. Anthony’s first passion was ending slavery, but in her early thirties she extended her passion for equal rights to include the fight for women. She believed the pen is mightier than the sword (just like me!!) and started her publishing own women’s rights newspaper, called “Revolution.”

She was often ridiculed for her views because they did not represent the current beliefs of the day. However, Susan B. Anthony fought hard every day of her life for what she knew was good, right and true. As a result of her awesome efforts, she helped end slavery and bring about the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

She is sooooooo FABnomenal!!!

Have you ever had to stand up and fight for something you believe in?

xoxo

Take the Gratitude Challenge

Whatz the hapz, Bratz?!

Are you familiar with the Gratitude Challenge?

The Gratitude Challenge is a 21-day challenge that asks participants to state one thing they are grateful for each day. Most people do the Gratitude Challenge in November as a countdown to Thanksgiving.

The rad peeps behind the Gratitude Challenge insist that if you acknowledge and state aloud your gratefulness for all the blessings in your life, you will start to see the world as a totally rad place. You will see the silver linings instead of the gray clouds.

I’m all about staying positive, and I am always up for a challenge! So, this year I thought I would get down with grateful!

I’m on day 15 of the Gratitude Challenge.  Here’s what I have so far:

Jade’s Epic List of All Things I’m Grateful For:

  1. My BBFs! My besties are everything!
  2. High heels
  3. Flea markets
  4. All things D.I.Y.
  5. Goggles. Perfect for settin’ up science experiments with style!
  6. Sushi
  7. Funky nail polish colors
  8. The super rad new magnetic nail polish that uses a magnet to make wavy designs! I HEART when science and fashion collide!
  9. Foreign films and indie flicks
  10. People who believe in me and inspire me to chase after all of my passions
  11. Books! I dig reading. Comic books count, too, right?
  12. The ocean! I love to surf on the sand and skate on the boardwalk
  13. Travel – I’ve been able to go to so many rad places. Um, hello, Paris!!
  14. Facing fears. Anytime I’ve been afraid, I’ve pushed past the fear and ended up with amazing results.
  15. Hmm…

Any ideas on what else I should add to my Gratitude List? Would you take the Gratitude Challenge? What would you have on your list?

xoxo

MOvember

Yo yo yo, Bratzos!!

Sasha here, and I want to talk to you about the hottest autumn trend. Moustaches are in! And they’re not just for hipsters. Not during the month of November, anyway.

This November, help raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, by joining in the epically fabulous, MOvember.

Movember stands for “moustache November.” Men who are supporting the cause, grow their moustaches for the entire month of November. But you don’t have to be a dude to dive into all the dramarama. You know this Queen Bee isn’t giving up an opportunity to rock the latest look!

Mo-Bros may have it easier by simply letting their facial hair grow, but Mo-Sistas have many options to help the cause and look fab doing it!

Here are a few ways Mo-Sistas can celebrate Movember:

1: The Finger-Stache.

Simply place your pointer finger above your upper lip to look like a moustache. Whenever you see a Mo-Bro, make your finger-stache to show your support!

(Picture by us.movember)

 

2: The Pony-Stache

Use your own hair or ponytail and pull it around to front of your face to act as a moustache!

(Picture by voucher codes.co.uk)

3: Jewelry-Stache:

Check out these ultra fab sunglasses and fabnomenal ring! Some moustache jewelry even donates a part of their proceeds to men’s cancers research! Check before you buy! Shopping is so much more fun when you’re helping peeps at the same time! Am I right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Pictures by Rainandhaleblog and iloveitsomuch)

 

 

 

4: Nail-Staches

For an easy and free moustache look, you can always paint on your stache! This way, you can never leave your look somewhere or forget it at home! You’ll be supporting the cause 24/7!

(Pic from The Brothers Frost)

5: Stache-on-a-Stick

Cut out a moustache in your fave construction paper color and tape it to a straw for an easy, no-drama moustache. 

(Pic from the train tattoo)

 

Do you Bratzies have any other fabulous ways of supporting our Mo-Bros? Share your Mo-Sistas ideas with me below!

xoxo!

NaNoWriMO!!

Namaste, Bratzies,

I am so happy. November is one of my most favorite months out of the year. Can you guess why?

 

NaNoWriMo!!

Do you Bratzies know about NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo stands for NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth! For the month of November, people from all around the world commit to completing the first draft of their novel. Or at least, to complete the first 50,000 words of it! It’s sooooo cool! Everyone who participates in NaNoWriMo instantly finds a community of writers!

There is a website where you can sign in, upload your pages and share your daily word count. But, you don’t have to sign up online to participate! I didn’t! Instead, I just told my BBFs all about it, and they are doing it with me!

Once a week we get together and tell each other about our stories. We also give each other ideas, and, most importantly, lots of encouragement!! Writing is hard. Hugs, kind words and constructive criticism are a must!!

Trying to write 50,000 words in one month is no joke! But participating in NaNoWriMo, and giving your dream of being a novelist a real shot, is totally the ZENsible thing to do!

I’m writing a fantasy book! What are you Bratzies writing about? Give me the summary of your story below! I bet it’s OM-mazing!

Ooh, and if you need some reading inspiration, check out my brand new comic book, all about me pursuing my passions!

Find it under the GAMES section on our website!

http://www.bratz.com/en-us/section/games/

 

XoXo!

Halloween Goes Glam

What’z the hapz, Bratz?!

Jade here!! And I am totally geeking out because Haloween is almost here. It is, like, the most radtacular holiday ever!! Can you Bratzies guess what my favorite part is: dressing up!

This year is all about bringing the “glam” to the “quirky kool.” It’s super easy to do! Just think of whatever it spooky creature you want to be for Halloween and then glam-i-fy it!

Picture this:

Glam Monster-

A terrifying monster rockin’ a rad neon green feather boa and a fierce set of heels! Just because you were born in a swamp doesn’t mean you can’t have style!

Glam Witch-

A spooky witch with tinsel extensions, a mirrored belt and dazzling faux-diamonds. You won’t know if people are more spellbound by your wicked potions or by your signature fashion statement.

Glam Zombie-

A disgusting zombie who offsets her craving for brains with a crimson dress and ruby slippers. Why be the “walking” undead when you can be the “strutting” undead?

See? Glam-i-fying your costume is totally fun and totally easy!! There are a ton of rad combos you can create that I haven’t even thought of!!

The other kickin’ Halloween trend this year is doing the total opposite. Start glam and add a tad of gross!

Start off your look as a seriously gorge princess, fairy or Prom Queen… then add vampire teeth!

The best part about these mix ’n’ match costumes is that they are totally D.I.Y.! You can create a ton of looks from what you already have in your closets!

Tell me what you are going to be for Halloween!! I know whatever you pick with be totally krazy kool!!

xoxo

Jade

Adventures of Cranky Cat, Part 2

Last Week in the Adventures of the Action Heroez:

Without their keynote speaker, Cranky Cat, to give out diplomas, the P.F.I. students are once again at risk of not graduating!!

Hiding in her top-secret penthouse lair, Evilla tries desperately to entertain Cranky Cat.

“Look, I made you a ball out of thread I stole from those fashion twits. Don’t you just love it?”
“Meh-eow.”
“You’re hoping those Action Heroez will save you. Admit it.”
“Meh-eow.”

The Action Heroez try desperately to find Cranky Cat. Cloe speed dashes around Passionview. Yasmin twirls through tunnels. Shira flies high over the city and then…

 

 

 

Shira spots Cranky Cat!! He is perched crankily on the balcony of what must be Evilla’s secret lair!!

Shira calls for the other Action Heroez to help!

“Come, Cranky Cat. Don’t you want to be rescued?” – Shira
“Meh-eow.”
“Yas, use your Super Twirl to distract him, while I speed dash in and grab Cranky Cat.” – Cloe
Yasmin spins but she goes TOO FAST!!

 

 

 

OH NO!! DISASTER!!
The wind from Yasmin’s twirl blows Cranky Cat OFF THE BALCONY and into the MOAT BELOW!!!

“I’ll save him!” cries Shira. She flies down and dives into the moat to rescue Cranky Cat.

Back at the P.F.I. Graduation Ceremony, Cranky Cat was able to give his (wet) speech and saved graduation!

And to thank the Action Heroez for saving him, Cranky Cat took the microphone and gave a very appreciative and enthusiastic,

“Meh-eow.”

THE END

Action Heroez and Cranky Cat

LAST WEEK: In the Adventures of the Action Heroez:

The Action Heroez tricked Evilla into retuning the Passionview Fashion Institute’s students’ designs. But Evilla swore she would get her revenge. Does Evilla have something more evil up her sleeve?!?

The Action Heroez arrive at the P.F.I. Graduation ceremony to thunderous applause.

The heroez quickly take their seats, eager to see the ceremony’s keynote speaker and web sensation, Cranky Cat!!

MEANWHILE…

Cranky Cat sits in his dressing room backstage, crankily waiting to give his keynote speech.

“Meh-eow,” says Cranky Cat.

The Action Heroez, and Cranky Cat, have no idea that Evilla Vanderbelt is lurking nearby…

Angry that her previous attempt to thwart graduation was hindered by the Action Heroez, Evilla sneaks backstage and CATNAPS Cranky Cat!

“The students can’t graduate without their speaker. Boo-hoo ,” says Evilla. “Aren’t you just positively tickled to destroy their joy with me, Cranky Cat?”
“Meh-eow.”

Back in the graduation auditorium, the students wait for the keynote speaker, but he doesn’t come. Gasps! Cries! Oh no!! Has something happened to Cranky Cat?!?!

The Action Heroez rush into action, but when they get to Cranky Cat’s room, it’s too late.

“Don’t worry,” Shira says, “We will find Cranky Cat and return him safely to the graduation. Somehow… ”

Will the Action Heroez be able to save Cranky Cat? Tune in next week!!

 

Bonding with #RealBratz BerryBread

OMG y’all!

I just had the most totally ah-maz-ing talk with by new BBF and total #RealBratz, Adrianne, a.k.a. Berry Bread!!

I was totes excited when she sent in her video all about why she is a #RealBratz!! Watch her epic video below:

Isn’t she the fabbest?? Berry Bread designed the website BratzBoulevard.com, has a rad jewelry business, is an online personality and is starting college in Fall!! She’s accomplished so much at such a young age because she began pursuing and unleashing her passions when she was just a kid!

Always with an eye for the arts, Berry Bread was only 6 years old when she would roam around her house, looking for trash she could transform into art projects.  Talk about trendsetter! This girl was all about upcycling before it was even a term!!

One of her fave crafts was to take household junk and reconfigure it into furniture for her dolls! An old egg carton and some toothpicks would be transformed into a dinner table for dolls! Too fab-a-lish!

Berry Bread jumped from dollhouse interior decorator to jewelry craftsman extraordinaire when she stumbled upon a DIY keychain kit. One beaded keychain later and this girl was hooked! She used her true blue #RealBratz intelligence and initiative to figure out how to make another keychain all on her own! After that, there was no stopping Ms. Bread. That girl was on a mission to design and create fab’n’fun accessories.

What I HEART most about Ms. Bread is that she didn’t keep all her fierce knowledge to herself. She decided to not only sell her goods, but to also teach her fans, the Berry Bread Crumbs, how to make their own!   Giving back in such a super sizzlin’ style is totes the #RealBratz way.

To share her gift of crafting, Berry Bread took to YouTube. She had already made an adorbs YouTube series staring yours truly! This new adventure was all about kickin’ it craft style. And her super supportive ‘rents even encouraged her to show her face in the videos so her Berry Bread Crumbs could relate to her more personally.

You can watch Berry Breads crafting videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/berrybread

Berry Bread’s most fabsolute #RealBratz attribute is her inspirational confidence. She always encourages her Berry Bread Crumbs to believe in themselves and be comfortable in their own skin.

When I asked Berry how she developed such an awesome attitude she told me that a few mean kids had teased her for playing with the doll versions of us! It had totally busted her confidence and she thought about packing up all of her dolls and sending them away. But she just couldn’t do it! She decided that being a total Bratzie meant so much more to her than the mean things a few silly people said. From that moment forward, she opted to be brave, bold, pursue her passions, do what she loved and encourage others to do the same!

Berry Bread exudes a true comfort in her own skin that every #RealBratz should aspire to have. Her effervescent spirit is totally contagious and totally why I want this rad girl to be one of my new BBFs.

And she would be a great friend to have, too, because this girl understands the importance of friendship and lending an ear. “You never know how you can help someone. You always have to try.” She also told me that in order to be a good BBF, “don’t replace your friends when you get bored. Your best bud is your best bud for life.”

HEART!

When I asked Berry if she had any advice for all the Bratzies out there, this is what she said:

“You don’t have to go through a super hard time to prove that you are strong.  As long as you be yourself, keep doing your thing and pushing forward despite what anyone says, you’re a Real Bratz.”

She also wanted to let all of her amazing Berry Bread Crumbs know that she loves them and that hearing she has made a positive influence has made all her hard work worthwhile.

Way to go Berry Bread!

To find out how YOU can be featured as one of our #RealBratz, click here:

http://blog.bratz.com/real-bratz-movement-video-submission/

xoxo

 

 

#UnleashYourSummer Bucket List Update

Hey y’all,

Cloe here! And I just wanted to give a super shout-out to all of my Bratzies who have helped us plan our #SummerBucketList. So far it has been an epic success!! Yay! Go team!!

As y’all probably already know, we want YOU, our totes amazing Bratzies, to #UnleashYourSummer! This means it is time to set sail on a new adventure. Literally, if you can!

Spread your arms, open your mind and commit to making each and every day of your summer totally and completely epic!! We want you to laugh hard! Play hard! And think hard about what Fabtabulous new thing you can try each day. Use your gift of imagination and fabrication to explore worlds, stories and ideas. Get off the couch! Get off the computer (once you’ve finished reading this blog of course, lol)!! Go outside and start doing! The sun is shining and the world is yours. This summer can be the greatest adventure of your life!! Yay you!!

Jade suggested that we write down what totally epic thing we want to try each day of the summer. By writing down our plans, we committed to sticking to the Summer Bucket List. And so far, her plan has worked perfectly.  Each day we cross something new off the Summer Bucket List. It’s been a total blast! We have done so many fabtastic things already and summer has just begun!!

The first week alone was more epic than any summer I’ve ever had before!!

We kicked off our summer of awesome by white water rafting. That was totes my idea. The girlz were a bit scared, but they all did swimmingly! Especially Yasmin, who literally fell in the water and had to swim back to our raft! She said falling in was her fave part of the whole trip! LOL!  Then we went rock climbing, to which Sasha wore stilettos and broke a heel! We ended the week with a cray-cray paint party! I was bummin about getting my clothes dirty, but splashing each other with paint turned out to be fabtastically fun! That’s the best part when you #UnleashYourSummer! You are forced to try new things, and sometimes the things you think you will hate become you fab-solute new faves!!

But unleashing your summer is not all about fun! To have a truly epic summer, you should give back, too! We have helped out at a soup kitchen and ran a lemonade stand, donating the proceeds to charity! And wanna know the truth? Even though we have gone surfing, tried yoga in the park, went on a photo shoot safari, written songs and SOOOOO much more, I think I had the mostestestest fun I had, was when we were helping others!

Are you totally inspired yet?? Are YOU going to #UNLEASHYOURSUMMER?? Tell me all the fabulous new things you put on your Summer Bucket List. If we think they said super fabulous, we will add them to our own!!

Cheers to the most epic summer ever!!

XOXO

Sasha’s Prom Night Survival Kit

Yo, Bratzies!!

I am so totally jazzed! It’s my fave time of year: PROM SEASON!!! Going to Prom is a total dream come true, but it can turn into a total nightmare if you’re not prepared!!

Introducing Sasha’s Prom Night Survival Kit. Throw these diva-licious items into your clutch for a surefire fab night of fun and friends!!

Sasha’s Prom Night Survival Kit:

FOLD-UP FLATS: You Bratzies know how much I love my fierce heels, but it’s hard to rock that look and keep pace with a full night of dancing! Even a diva like me won’t pass up on fun for the sake of fashion. Luckily, we don’t have to! You can buy totally adorable flats that fold up to fit into any purse. Bring these along to ensure your feet don’t get tired before you do!

BLOT PADS: Girls, I know you spent a ton of time perfecting your prom make-up. Last thing you want to do is have it smudge and smear while wiping perspiration from your brow! Save the flawless look you created by bringing along some blot pads. You can blot away the sweat without any cosmetic fret.

BOBBY PINS: Let’s be honest, by the end of Prom, your hair will be a mess. Keep your lovely locks in presentable order – at least until you take your Prom photos! – by stashing away some extra bobby pins.

GUM/BREATH MINTS: You will spend the night trying to chat with your BBFs by screaming over the band or DJ. Make sure your friends are happy to get up close and personal by keeping mints handy. Double bonus: your breath will be fresh when talking to boyz!!

STRING: When you’re tired of wearing your corsage or flower crown, a little bit of string can go a long way to preserve your Prom memories! How you ask? Use that string to hang your fab Prom flower pieces upside down and dry them! Remember to do this as soon as you take off the floral pieces. A wilted flower is way harder to dry and preserve!

CASH AND I.D.: Even if you don’t plan on going anywhere after the dance it’s way smart to stash some cash and your I.D.  If you’re anything like this Drama Queen, you will be totally famished and dying to get some grub before heading home. Bringing your wallet ensures you won’t miss out on any post-Prom fun, or get stuck eating mom’s meatless meatloaf leftovers as your midnight snack.

EVER PURSE: 27-year-old Real Bratz Liz Salcedo has come to our Prom aid with a promtastic new clutch! Her EverPurse (https://everpurse.com/) has a built in phone charger!! Now you can promenade without worrying about losing tabs with your besties because of a low battery life or tripping over silly charger wires while trying to boogie down with your BBFs!! Plus, the clutches are totally adorbs!

And lastly, PHONE PLAYLIST: Make a totally rockin’ Prom Playlist on your phone. Not only can the fun jams help get you pumped while prepping for Prom, they can keep the fab energy going while hangin’ with your besties after the dance.

BONUS TIPS:

Drink plenty of water. Perfect the “selfie.” And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, do not be afraid to dance like the rock stars I know you are! Dance like no one is looking! Dance like everyone is looking!! Just dance!!

This is YOUR time. YOUR year. YOUR memory for the rest of YOUR life. Love your friends. Love yourself. And I know you will have a totally fabtastic evening.

I can’t wait to hear all about your totally amazing Proms!!

XOXO,
Sasha

P.S. If you’re NOT going to Prom this year, consider throwing an ANTI-PROM or DUCT TAPE PROM!!! Make your DIY prom into anything you want it to be!! It’s a totally fun way to spend a night with your BBFs!!