S is a big fan of LOL Surprise dolls; we’ve reviewed some on this site before. We were both quite excited to review the new LOL Surprise! Pearl Surprise.


Unlike most other LOL products, this package was quite large! Still, who cuold mistake the LOL logo on the front… and the promise of what was to come.

Instead of the usual plastic ball, this one has a plastic shell, which children will need a little help to open. Once the lid is removed, there are several small surprises inside.


Each small ball here has an item of clothing or accessory inside. This spreads outs the fun and anticipation; S took quite a while in opening each individual ball to see what was inside.

Once the six smaller balls were open, we removed the tray to reveal the main event:


This is where the fun really begins!

The shell is encased in a layer of shrink-wrapped plastic, which again required adult intervention.

I thought it would be a great idea to fill the shell it came in with water, and use this to fizz away our fizz shell. This is because I did not read the instructions, which clearly state that you should use at least three litres of water. Note: you are also advised not to add this to the bath; it is not that sort of thing!

Here is the LOL Surprise! Pearl Surprise in the water:

This is a very short video, because I had to stop recording and fetch some cloths from the kitchen! The moral of this story is: Read the instructions properly, no matter how much the small person is begging to open it!

The fizz shell took a few minutes to dissolve in the water; S sat very still to watch the entire process.


The shell fizzed like a giant bath bomb, turning the water a beautiful, peachy colour. S was entranced. Eventually all of the outer shell fizzed off, leaving a turquoise, plastic shell.

S wasted no time in opening her final shell to reveal her surprise.


The shell housed three bags, which contained a LOL doll, an LOL Lil Sister and a bottle. Most exciting for S is that when you put the doll into freezing cold water, you get a surprise! (I won’t tell you what it is for fear of spoiling the surprise)

Here are the dolls with their accessories:


The LOL dolls and Lil Sisters contained in Pearl Surprise packages are limited edition, which is one of several reasons these are proving very popular.

How much is LOL Pearl Surprise?

LOL Pearl Surprise retails at £29.99 so these are not cheap. I think with LOL dolls, as much as buying a small doll with accessories you are also paying for the experience of opening it and discovering which one you have – and with this one, that’s a fairly long and exciting process for a six-year-old. 

S was entranced with this from start to finish. And the large shell carry case has now become a storage purse for her other LOL dolls… when they’re not all bathing in my bathroom sink, that is.


Disclosure: we received this item in exchange for a review but all words and opinions are our own.

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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Catherine E Bennett · 31/07/2018 at 01:18

We unboxed one of these today. My daughter sat on my hardwood floor to put the fizz shell in the water. When she took the turquoise shell out to reveal what was in it, some had dropped on my hardwood floor. The hardwood appears to have burn marks where the water was dripped. I called the company and they said that there is nothing that they can do for me. I will be calling again tomorrow and demanding to talk to someone that has authority. If it is doing this to my hardwood floor, what is it doing to my daughters skin? Yes it says to protect your hands, but come on, it is a childs toy!

Linda Susan Ross · 30/12/2018 at 04:08

Thank you so much for this review. I fell for the begging g granddaughter who desperately wanted it in the tub with her so it would melt down to the surprise. Filled the tub, cut it open, let her in and asked her where the directions were. “I don’t know,” she said. As a gift from her mom the directions had been left home. I thought, ok, she has been calling it a bath bomb all day. I opened the inner package slightly and put it in the tub with her and rushed to the internet for the directions. Thank goodness I found your review right away and read it was NOT for the bath, back to the tub to grab it and her out. Whew! We put it into the water, per directions, and she watched it as it melted away to a facinating surprise. My granddaughter was thrilled! Now she is so delighted as she is opening each little package. Thank you again!

    Vicky Charles · 30/12/2018 at 14:23

    Oh phew! Glad you found the review in time- you might have had a multicoloured granddaughter!

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