Happy Thursday! Yay for almost Friday...work has been SO BUSY. We have been down a bunch of nurses for a few months now and every day it's just a whirlwind to try to get everything done. I always have to remind myself how happy and lucky I am that I work from home. That is my saving grace!!
Anyway, I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your January where ever you are and whatever the weather is.
Today's post is a quick photo review of the other Great Scarrier Reef doll I picked up last week.
This was released along with Draculaura who I reviewed previously and these are the only two from this line I have purchased thus far.
I found both Clawdeen and Draculaura in Walmart and both retailed for about $14.99.
I don't think I had paid much attention to the prototype images of this particular doll when she first came out, so when I saw her in the store, I was blown away by how lovely she was.
As I mentioned in my Draculaura post, I have a thing for mermaids and anything having to do with the ocean, so she really appealed to me.
You Tube review, if interested!
I guess I forgot to grab a photo of her in the box, but Little Button was in the room with me while I was doing this review and video, so I was a bit distracted. ;)
Here's a look of her out of the box. She can stand on her own when you position her fins a certain way, which is great, but to be honest, it took a while to get her to balance.
Clawdeen is a werewolf by nature, but appears to transform into a "wolf fish" once she enters the portal bringing her to Lagoona's home in the Great Scarrier Reef.
Her fins are a beautiful and shimmery iridescent green with lots of textured detail.
Her mid-fin area is a shimmery purple with a bright aqua pattern consisting of full and crescent moon silhouettes.
The two side fins on her hips are the glow in the dark feature of this doll and can pivot as well as be removed.
She wears a long, one-shoulder tunic style shirt with lavender and aqua "starfish appearing" cobwebs. Over the top, she has shimmery seaweed colored bangles and chains with crescent moon and tear drop charms.
Clawdeen's overall color scheme is much more appealing to me than Draculaura's 80's neon and it reminds me a lot of Twyla's coloring.
Her skin is lavender which is different from her normal coffee-brown skin tone.
She has additional fins attached to her forearms which are a really nice detail.
Her hair is glossy and a slightly coppery brown color with streaks of purple, blue and aqua mainly focused within her side-swept fringe. So pretty!
She also wears a single earring that resembles a fish hook in her left ear.
It was Clawdeen's beautiful face that really drew me in! I love the way her golden werewolf eyes pop against her lilac face. Her eye make-up is just gorgeous and very well painted. Although her eyebrows are pretty harsh, her expression is still very cute, I think.
Overall, I really like this doll a lot. She may be my favorite Clawdeen so far!
As you guys may have heard, there is a rumor that Monster High (and Ever After High) will be changing their face molds this year to be more "kid-friendly". I was wondering what your thoughts were about that? Here are some comparison photos.
For me, I am a little relieved. I'm not a fan of the new look, which means I will be able to focus on finishing up my MH and EAH collections without feeling so overwhelmed by all of their new releases. I would be interested in any new characters along the way, but most likely won't be getting any of the main ones with the new face molds.
Hope your day is great. ;)