This is sponsored post in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

One thing that my sisters and I promised ourselves was to always incorporate our culture on a daily basis with our children. We all have children now and our children not only love our food, our celebrations, but they speak our language. Finding a toy that celebrates and loves their culture is hard to find. The moment I heard about Vi and Va I knew they would be perfect for my niece. MGA Entertainment has recently launched a new fashion doll like inspired by Latin cultures. Meet Vi and Va (pronounced like Viva!). I love that these dolls will help girls honor and embrace their heritage. The themes and storytelling within the line focuses on both family and culture. The main 4 characters are not just friends, they are also family! These dolls are exclusively sold at Target. Get to know each doll and find out which one your little girl would love. 

Vivianna (Vi) and Valentina (Va) are sisters, and best friends with their cousins, Felicia and Roxxi. For these girls, every day is an adventure and a reason to celebrate the bonds of family and friendship.
Viviana (Vi): Vi is the older sister. She is 16, spontaneous and easy going. She's passionate about sharing her love of music, and she's always ready to break out her guitar at family gatherings. She also loves creating new styles as a fashion designer.  

Valentina (Va): Va is the younger sister. She is 15, neat and organized. She loves learning to cook from her mother and grandmothers. She's already perfected several savory family recipes, like empanadas. She also loves trying out new hairstyles, and making herself look unique with ribbons and flowers in her hair.

Felicia: She is 17 years old and an artist. Felicia sometimes finds it hard to focus, but then, out of nowhere she'll have a creative explosion and come up with a genius idea for her next artistic masterpiece.

Roxxi: She is 18 years old and a dancer. Roxxi can be a bit of a klutz, but put on some music and she will suddenly become elegant and graceful with all kinds of dance moves, from ballet to hip-hop to salsa.
My niece immediately picked up Valentina (Va). She loved all of the other dolls, but something about Va really caught her attention. Once I began reading more about her I realized how much my niece has in common with Va. They both love to cook and she always wants her hair up with a bow. I remember growing up and never having a doll like this. These dolls are not only a reflection of our culture but of Latina's appearance, which makes me even more excited to introduce them to my niece. She can now have a doll that relates to her looks, family and talents. MGAE believes that ethnic diversity is critically important to a healthy community. The Latin family is a major consumer of dolls and toys, which they are proud to serve with their innovative products. Overall, I absolutely love these dolls. I really wish I had these when I was young. My niece thinks they are beautiful and even refers herself as "Va."

The product line includes of several dolls and activity sets to help little girls play out each character's storyline and enjoy her special talents. The line also has a birthday party/quinceanera collection, where the family celebrates Vi turning 16 and Va turning 15 with a combined family party celebration. Girls can even dress up and join the fun with role play and styling accessories.
The full assortment of "Vi and Va" fashion dolls is available at Target stores and on For more information, please visit their website. Make sure to Like Vi and Va on Facebook and like on Twitter

If you are totally in love with these Latina fashion dolls like I am,  now is your chance to win a Vi and Va Hair Stylist Doll Valentina. XO