Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fairest On Ice-Poppy O'hair the daughter of Rapunzel

Hey gang, 
A few weeks ago we got another big snowstorm here in the North East, so I wanted to share a few photos of one of my favorite Ever After High dolls, Poppy O'Hair from the Fairest on Ice line. 

We found ours at Walmart back in December of 2015 and I believe she was about $19.99.  She was one of those dolls that was always priced high on Amazon because I think she may have been a Walmart exclusive, but I'm not totally sure about that.   Either way, I had been looking for this line for a while and I remember seeing all three (Poppy, Dutchess and Ashlynn) in the store and I bought them all at once!  I NEVER DO THAT.

As you can see, Poppy has much longer hair than we are used to seeing on her. 

Here is the 3 minute webisode from YouTube that introduces and teases the Fairest on Ice Line. 

The doll looks nothing like her cartoon version (the one on the right.) 

At first glace, she looks just like her sister, Holly, but they kept her signature purple streak to help us remember it's Poppy.  I love the details in her accessories.  This was back when Ever After High really seemed to have the budget to add these extra touches.  It's a little hard to tell, but she is also wearing a headband with three snowflakes. 

I love her light makeup. 

She has two delicately painted snowflakes on one cheek and earrings that resemble icicles. 

She wears a metallic corded belt with a scissor detail and dangling snowflake. 

 EAH loves their armbands, so she also comes with a matching corded bracelet wrapped around her forearm.  You can also see the pretty details of her asymmetrical dress here.

Fancy skates. 

Pretty detail on her glittery purple purse. 
She also came with a silver brush and silver stand. 

She's a beautiful doll.  I decided to take her outside for a winter photo shoot, but sometimes I feel like "less is more" so I ditched the accessories for this one.  (Also, I could only find one skate at the time so she is barefoot, lol.)

Have any of you seen promo photos of the new EAH dolls that are coming out?  What are your thoughts?  Some are articulated so that's definitely a plus, but for me, I still haven't fallen in love with their new smaller heads and smiling faces.  Some I like better than others (Blondie), but everything about them is so minimal that I am not very inspired to add them to my collection.
I have so many already that are still in their boxes waiting for their own fun photo shoots and I think the only one I am still actively looking for is Birthday Ball Dutchess.  :)

For next time, I will be sharing with you my thoughts and plans for putting together a proper doll room soon as I just shot a video of how bad it's gotten with my "hoarding" so stay tuned! I really need to organize and figure out what I really want to keep if I want to be stress-free about it and enjoy this hobby again. :)
Hope you all have a good day!

xoxo Farrah 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Barbie Sisters Winter Holiday Fun

Hey everyone, 
Today's post is a review of one of my favorite Barbie purchases this winter season called the Barbie Sisters Winter Holiday Fun 4 pack.  
I purchased this pack from Target's website and I believe it was a Target exclusive pack, but I did find it on Amazon as well. (I feel like everything ends up on Amazon.) 

This set originally retailed for $39.99, but I was lucky to have a 20% coupon as well as the 5% Redcard discount and free shipping so that brought the cost down a bit. Always a plus! 

The overall design of this packaging was really appealing to me as it was very colorful and festive. 

The back is cute and they even included a winter poem. (Which, to be honest, I didn't read until I put these photos on blogger, lol.)

Here's Barbie straight out of the box.  She definitely had the worst hair out of the bunch.  There was quite a bit of glue seepage, unfortunately, which gave her a very greasy appearance.
Her outfit, on the other hand, is very cute and colorful and her facial screening/face up is very pretty.

Skipper. straight out of the box, had the best hair of them all.  It wasn't until after I did a boil wash that I realized she had some glue seepage as well, unfortunately.

Stacie had really nice hair straight out of the box and it was very soft with no glue whatsoever.  I usually prefer a more natural looking face up for Stacie, so she looks a bit overdone to me, but heck...sometimes you just need to get glammed up for sledding so good for her. :)

Chelsea had some pretty messed up hair straight out of the box, but straightened right out with a boil wash and looked great. 

Here's a body type comparison.  They all have that slightly cheap hollow-ish plastic body that is typical of Fashionistas.  All have flat feet except for Barbie. The knees are completely fixed (not clickable) and they each have 5 points of articulation at the neck, shoulders, and hips.  The 3 older girls have ball jointed hips with some side-to-side flexibility.  Chelsea's are just hinged so her legs can only go front to back.  As you can see, Chelsea's pink tights are painted on.

Barbie has a beautiful, sweet face and her lips are very pretty.  I ended up brushing talc powder through her hair in an effort to soak up some of that glue and it worked pretty well.  Despite her now smelling like a gentleman's club locker room, hair hair feels so much better.  I have heard of the "Goo Gone" method of removing glue, which I think I will try next time.

Barbie's clothes and (glam) ice-skates. I really appreciate that the scarves on both her and Stacie were removable.

Skipper's facial close up.  For some reason, her lip/mouth screening makes her look a little irritated to me.  She has beautiful eyes, though.

Skipper's outfit, snowboard and helmet. 

Stacie's facial close-up.  I love that she has those pretty hazel eyes. 

Stacie's outfit and sled. 

Chelsea's facial close up.  Look at those blue eyes! 

Chelsea's outfit and hat. 

Next, during one of my lunch break walks, I shoved Skipper and Stacie in my coat for some outdoor pics. They were so much fun to pose!

I wish I could snowboard.  Fun fact:  I tried a few times in college and it was a total fail, lol.  Maybe I just need to buy a snowboard and practice on the hills by my house sometime.  Or maybe skiing is easier?  Maybe I should just get snow shoes.

Behind the scenes!  You can see I had Ever After High Poppy Fairest on Ice with me as well as I was also taking some photos for my Instagram and Flickr accounts. :) 

Now we're back inside on a little make shift winter set I made from some fake winter village snow and a winter village backdrop I found at Walmart. 

Cuties :) 

Overall, I really love this set.  I'm not the hugest fan of the glue/hair Barbie even though it did get better after the talc powder treatment, but no matter.  I can always swap her out for a different Barbie as I have several others that look just like her.  The outfits are a total win for me, though as I love that they are so colorful and fun and who can resist "winter wear"??  I can't.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review and thank you, as always for stopping by the blog today.
I felt this was a great time to post this particular doll set since we got about 2 feet of snow yesterday! Or least it feels like that with all drifts we have now from the wind.
See you next time!
xo Farrah 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

In Store Report-Doll Hunting Video!

Hey everyone, 
Hope you're all staying warm wherever you's been freezing here!
So I've been inspired by the lovely Muff  from "Hey It's Muff" to have another go at a "toy-hunt" style video to show you all what dolls are on shelves here where I live.  
It was my birthday on Monday so Little Button and I were out running "errands" aka going doll hunting on both Monday and Tuesday so we filmed a little bit along the way.  

If you're interested, the video is below!  

This is the first time that we've appeared in front of the camera and I was so shy to do this at first, but ended up having a good time by the end. 

You will notice that Little Button was asking for a lot of things and in the end she ended up picking a cute little Trolls microphone on the first day as well as a Calico Critter Kangaroo family that was on sale at Toys R' Us the second day.  Spoiled!  But it was my birthday so I got both the girls a treat just because. :):) 

I hope you enjoy!
xoxo Farrah