Monday, August 31, 2015

#TeamNatural Dolls

 My natural hair dolls have increased. Some were created by yours truly and once in a while some are manufactured that way, and surprisingly many times do a really good job. My curly haired dolls now account for 13 percent of my collection! It was a nice day out so I decided to treat the dolls and my self (and my mini me) to an outdoor photoshoot. We had a blast doing it and hope you all enjoy!

Starting off with African royalty


Top row is South African Princess and Ghana, Bottom row is Egyptian princess and Kenyan Princess. All the ladies except Egypt has a teenie afro.

The teeniest afro goes to baby Shayla, the first one from the left

Macey's afro puffs and Janessa's color and highlights

Jocelyn and Brie (the last two on the right) I did myself

The Kenya doll with braids and Larsa on the far right I did myself

Ashley (on the right) I did as well as Brook below with the blonde highlights

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Project Mc2: Bryden Bandweth

Now ya'll know how I feel about big headed dolls, not really here for them. With the exception of Clawdeen and Alexis of Liv Doll fame I don't want anything to do with them. BUT I was perusing the toy aisles at walmart and came across this new range of dolls that included Bryden. Never heard of them prior. Similar to the Liv dolls, this line seems to be about exploring different aspects of girlhood that do not revolve around just the fashion. Computer engineering, mathematics and science take center stage.

I was hoping she was articulated but womp womp..she wasn't.

While she is very pretty the actual girl she's modeled after doesn't have green eyes, not sure why they felt the need to do that


I'm almost done girls sheesh...teenagers

Hair is kinda cheap feeling and came crimped.

she now has the biggest feet of any doll I own, which means she'll always wear what she came with

She could karate chop, but doing yoga is out of the question.
I like the concept of this doll, but I'm not too sure she's a keeper. Have you guys seen her or the line in stores? what do you think?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sparkle Girlz Fashion Packs 2.0

Sparkle Girlz is at it again! I snapped these up at my most recent wally world trip and they are better than expected!

The fringe on this dress is kind of amazing.

LOVE a short set! Makes her legs go on for days!

Finally got a Brandy doll. I don't know why it took me so long. Do you know I never got this doll when I was young even though I was deep into collecting when it came out?

Don't judge me, I have not wanted to remove the goop from her hair yet.
I personally live in maxi dresses during warmer weather so this needed to come home with me!


Addy is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How cute is she?! I'm over the moon! (I was not supposed to say this publicly but there has been some in fighting as to which family will adopt her)

I'm Know I'm Late to The Party But.....


I went down the other pink aisle at my local Meijer for the first time to discover not only did they carry Kenya's World dolls, but also discounted...greatly. Gold Star for Val for varying her shopping routine! I ended up getting eight total but returned one. TJ (in the track suit) had super loose joints so he had to go.

1) So this outfit had potential, but was just all over the place. I got three versions of this Kenya, Fireside Chatting  dolls, Kenya Beverly Hills and Riviera. I cut her hair by half and put her in something more figure flattering.

2) This is my only Denise. Everything is on point here. Absolutely loved the outfit top to bottom.
Both are really well made and super cute! I almost flipped when I saw/felt the hair.
Excellent curl pattern and texture.




3)  Kenya Movin On: I didn't get a chance to take of photo when she arrived so this is a stock pic from Amazon. The top, hat, jacket and hat are all pretty great, but I find I like them best as separates. The only down side was the leggings did stain her thighs.


4)  Kenya Riviera: aka the pink suit. I wanted to do something different with her hair and since I haven't mastered doll dreads yet I gave her some braids.
The Boys The Boys!
TJ and Dwayne

I need to find out the back story but does anyone know if TJ is supposed to be older? That was one idea I had about the height difference.
The only issue with the Kenya dolls was that some of the joints were loose, and the neck doesn't have full range of motion but that doesn't deter my love at all. These are a welcomed addition to my collection. Also I purchased a second Keyshia hoping to get the "other" face, but I ended up with the same one. Ah well.
I took gave the Chandra body to Tally and Chandra got a Kenya body

Got two Steve dolls and new outfits. Since mattel has given up on making a jointed or different version of him, my next project is adding facial hair.

I finally got adorable freckles!