Due to all the negativity I've read about Libby Lu on the Disney Boards in the last two years, I've always shied away from letting my daughter go to that place. But my sister let her daughter get Libby Lu'd when she was there and said it was a fun and innocent experience so I decided to let my 11 year old try it out since she'll probably be too old for it by the time we go on our next trip.
For $25.00, she got a hot pink knapsack that she got to fill with 5 items...she chose a jewel shaped jar of slime, a telephone message pad, sticky flowers that go on mirrors or glass, a key chain, and two rings and a clear lip gloss.
She got to choose one hairstyle from the four selections. She chose the one that looked like an updo for a prom and had no fake hairpieces or colors added. The gal working there did a fantastic job on the updo and then hairsprayed it with a light spritz of glitter.
She put a cute choker with a heart on it around my daughter's neck, put light pink eyeshadow on her lids, and clear gloss on her lips. Then she painted her fingernails light pink and put a light dusting of glitter on top of them. The last thing she added were two silver hearts and one silver star next to her eyes, but my daughter took those off as soon as we left because she said those were the only things that made her feel stupid. My other daughters and I put them on the middle of our foreheads!
My daughter has a babyish looking face so she did not look risque at all, but just very sweet. She did not buy any of the clothes there , but just wore her own. I did see a birthday party with girls who got the rockstar look and the spandex clothes, but even they did not seem that risque. I asked a few of the gals working there what they think the hype is all about and this is what they told me....any time you see girls who look like they've been Libby Lu'd , but to an extent where they look kind of sexy , it's because their MOTHERS added mascara, eyeliner, and darker colors of make-up. But the employees there assured me that they always try to keep the girls looking as young as they are. I thought that was very interesting.
For $25.00, I thought it was a good value (she also got to keep the choker and the make up contact) and a positive experience for my daughter. She felt like a princess the rest of the day (just like I would if I'd just had a great hair and make-up day) and the next day when we took the updo down, her hair looked really curly and cute. And she is just as sweet and innocent today as she was before she went in there!
So if any of you hear a lot of negativity about Libby Lu, don't believe it all.
PS I'll post some pictures in a short while!