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Trying the new Barbie-themed products in Australia | Testing The Best S2 E1

We're SO excited for the Barbie movie that we bought some iconic Barbie & Barbiecore items to test for our first episode of Testing the Best Season 2!

Video transcript

- The nail polish fumes get into my head.

[NOKIA THEME RINGTONE]

[AUDIO LOGO]

- I'm Alexa.

- And I'm Caitie.

- The Barbie movie is about to come out and we couldn't be more obsessed.

- Like, I'm literally just it's my whole personality right now

- I didn't expect to like Barbie this much as an adult, but I'm here for it. And I've got adult money to spend.

- As you can tell, right here, this is all stuff that we bought. This is not sponsored. We've got like a mix between "Barbie" movie. Barbie licensed, and Barbiecore.

- Which is kind of my favorite thing right now because I feel like if you don't want to wear a big Barbie t-shirt. You can just wear pink and be really subtle about it, and it's still very iconic.

So something that people might not know is that Barbie actually opened up their licensing. So that kind of explains why there is so much everywhere right now. And luckily, we have an excuse to buy a few things. We thought we'd test them out for you. And these are all things you can go and get right now in Australia.

- So it's time to live the dream life.

- Let's test the best.

- OK. Let's start with the doll because I feel like we have two Barbie, Barbie doll. It makes sense to start here.

- Should we get her out?

- Yes, please. She should have the little tie things on the back.

- Oh, the ties.

- Is it glued down?

- Yeah.

- Oh.

- So maybe we go from this side.

- This is stressful. Sorry, I had to get vicious.

- Oh, my god.

- Sorry Margot. Why should they strap down?

- Yeah, this feels actually more strapped down than I originally expected.

- Oh. Jesus. She's a lot lighter than-- OK. The shoes need to go.

- The shoes keep falling off. That's maybe our only complaint so far. It feels different to my Barbies.

- Yeah.

- Like, I feel like they used to have more of like a--

- Jelly.

- Yeah. A jelly feeling. Whereas this is like feels quite hard. It might be because, well, at least like the my Barbies didn't have the limb movement. So they've made it lighter. I think it's absolutely like one of the Barbies that I would have on display.

- 100%.

- Just because it's so iconic. And I love that she's wearing this dress. The one that we know so well from the trailer already. Do we think it was supposed to look like Margot Robbie or was it supposed to look like Barbie as Margot Robbie or was it supposed to look like just Barbie.

- I think it was made to look like Margot Robbie.

- As Barbie?

- Yeah, as Barbie.

- So Barbie as Margot Robbie as Barbie.

- Aha. What do you think?

- We're both big candle fans and big Barbie fans. So as soon as we saw this, we're, like, yeah, we're buying that. What I love the most about this one already is that it's called Strawberry and Dream, which is like it obviously already smells a bit like strawberry and cream. But I just love that little, like, dream house.

- I love it.

- Little touch.

- Bust that bad boy open.

- Oh.

- The smell is just getting stronger the more that we open it.

- I'm actually so excited. This is so cute.

- I'm so excited.

- And it's a double wick, soy wax.

- I love that. Oh.

- Yeah. I can smell it from here.

- It smells like strawberry Hubba Bubba.

- Because this is so fragrant, like we can smell it just with having it open. You could almost use it to use it like that.

- I think this is a really good Barbie thing to buy if you maybe don't want to invest in like the Barbie look. Like, you don't want to wear a t-shirt or you're not into Barbiecore, but you are kind of nostalgic and want this in your house. Like, this is really beautiful and just like a kind of subtle element.

- And as a gift. If someone gave it to me, I would cry.

- Great gift idea.

- Finally, we get to cover up our nails.

- So you may have noticed our nails, well, probably not.

- Have you noticed?

- That our nails have been a little bit bland because we've been saving ourselves for this OPI Nail Polish.

- And to Barbie Land with exclusive pink and glitter shades inspired by "Barbie" the movie.

- Completely new shades.

- So cute. Oh, my god.

- Whoa. Oh, my god. It's so pretty. It goes on really well. I feel like this one in particular, I'm always like into these kind of sheer shades. And they always go on a little bit not that nicely.

- Yeah.

- But this one really well. And it actually covers the nail. So you kind of get, like, a silvery tone to it.

- I think it's such a fun product too because it reminds me of those Barbie games where you used to paint her nails.

- Yes.

- And so I feel like now I'm Barbie.

- 100%.

- While our nails are drying, we want to show off, which we've actually been wearing for the whole video.

- You may not have noticed.

- Our Barbie shirts. I just love, like, a white t-shirt with a bit of a graphic on it, so it was perfect. It's not too over the top. And you can wear it with lots of different things. I mean, I'm sure you guys have worn a white t-shirt before. I'm not, like, oh, my god, you should try one.

But what I also like is that it's hard to find a white t-shirt that's not see through.

- True. And I did think that when I was putting it on, I was like, I hope it's not too sheer. But it's actually, like, quite thick and good material for, like, you know, Kmart.

- Yeah.

- NYX.

- NYX, I didn't know how to pronounce it. So I was hoping that you would say it. So this is the new Barbie makeup brand. No. This is the new Barbie makeup. The nail polish fumes get into my head. This is the new Barbie makeup line from NYX.

- And it is available at Priceline. And they have this cute little range. It honestly sold out so quickly. So we managed to get our hands on this little palette. And it comes with a cute, little butter gloss as well. If you're familiar with the NYX butter glosses, they are so, so good.

- That is so cute.

- But it's so thin. It looks like a credit card.

- Wow.

- It says, "It's a Barbie party!" Exactly like the fun little makeup that you would get when you were a kid, like the gel lipstick and everything.

- Only thing just from, like, opening it straight away., I kind of wish it had a mirror on it.

- I did think maybe there would be.

- Yeah.

- Pink, man.

- Wow. That is [INAUDIBLE].

- It's actually really good.

- And honestly, like, the butter glosses, as I said, are so, so good. So I feel like, like, regardless, it's very usable despite it being very like sparkly.

- Yeah, there's so many neutrals in there too.

- So the next thing we're going to talk about is from the Barbiecore sort of range. This isn't an official Barbie product. Nokia have come out with a flip phone. So basically, the whole idea of it just to give a quick overview is to have sort of a digital detox and not have all like the fancy elements like our iPhone would have.

- And also it's pink.

- Oh, yeah, and it's pink. OK. So this is what it looks like.

- OK. And that's what it sounds like when you, like, move the keys.

- Or you can basically do on it is text, call, you can play snake.

- And you can hang up on people like this. Yeah, which-- Oh.

- It's a Nokia so it won't break.

- That's just how it won't break.

- Also not sponsored. They just sent this to us. And we're obsessed.

- Obviously, linking it back to Barbie, this I feel like fits really well with our outfits today, first of all.

- Look how cute this is as a photo.

- Literally. Like, just for the photos, the vibes, everything, I feel like it's a 10 out of 10 for me.

- Yeah.

- In terms of digital detox, I am attached to my phone. And I also love capturing photos and videos. So I feel like I wouldn't be able to just rely on this if I had it as my phone.

- But I do like the idea of going at least one day with just this and seeing what happens.

- 100% Like, you could just, like, flick your SIM in there and just really sort of, like, turn all those notifications off and still have, like, call, text functionality. I think that's a great idea. Caitie has discovered the Nokia theme song.

- I'm addicted. I love it.

[NOKIA THEME RINGTONE]

Like, that is a banger.

- It's such a banger.

- It's time for the finale. This is going to make me feel like Barbie. So this is where we can wave our hair. We can put little crystals in. And it even comes with a head scarf and some hair clips. It's huge.

- Oh.

- Is it working?

- Yeah, it's worked. Seriously, doesn't look terrible.

- No, I think when you do your whole hair-- once the whole hair-- OK, I think that's probably the issue is that like the whole hair needs to be done.

One of the things we're most excited for is the gems. But we just can't figure out how to put them in. I'm not sure if it's just us, but there doesn't seem to be like any adhesive on the back of this. And so it doesn't really stick in your hair.

- No, so there's no adhesive when you take it off. But obviously, they're stuck to this. But I feel like all the ones I've seen on TikTok, they've got, like, a little applicator--

- Yeah.

- --which it doesn't come with. So if you own this and you know, please let us know because I really was looking forward to the gem part the most. I feel like that's the most Barbie vibe. There are the items. That was a lot.

- That was a lot. I think I'm delirious.

- What was our favorites of the bunch?

- I've been really getting into nail polish recently. And so I just love the pink color. And I just love how glittery this one is.

- True.

- Plus, it kind of looks intense, but I don't think it is.

- No.

- Like, you could wear this every day. And I probably will.

- I am going to go with the big daddy candle. - Oh, of course. Notice, hit me again. I wish that the nail polish smell like that and that'd be perfect.

- That would be a perfect pairing. I just think this is so cute. I'm always looking for little ways to add like little pops of fun to my house. And I think this is just so good. And I'm just obsessed with the design of it and the smell of it.

- It's so good.

- It's such a great-- I think it's such a great collab.

- Let us know what you liked in the video. If there's other Barbie merch that you've seen that maybe we could test out later because we know we'll be getting it.

- We could do a part 2, 3, 4, 5.

- Thank you so much for watching. And we'll see you on our next video. Bye. Bye, Barbie.

- Bye, Barbie.