I know it's been a little while (as usual) since I lasted posted, but wanted to pop in and say hello and see how everyone has been doing. Thank you to Monster Crafts for always reaching out and bringing us all back together! :) xoxo
I know things have been difficult lately (to say the least) with COVID and all of the tragedy we've seen lately regarding racial injustice and police brutality, but I hope you are all doing ok and my thoughts are with you. For all of my Black readers, I just wanted to say that I love you and appreciate you and am listening and supporting you. The tragic death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor as well as many others has opened my eyes that I need to do more, donate more and support our black leaders in leading our country to better treatment and equality that they SO DESERVE! It's not enough just to say that Black Lives Matter. We need to try harder! <3
Today I wanted to show you a new doll I purchased a few months ago and had intentions of reviewing her at that time, but life has just been quite busy.
I've still been working from home like I usually do, but I've also been doing the "home-school" thing with my daughters who are just at the end of 2nd and 5th grade.
Their last day is officially June 17 and we can't wait!
I've also begun taking my first online college class (my first college class since 2006!) and I've been really enjoying it, but it sucks up any remaining time I thought I had left, LOL.
Anyway, sorry to ramble, lets get on with the review!
Recently, Barbie came out with a line of wellness dolls ranging from Bath Barbies, to Fitness Barbies, to Meditation Barbies and to Spa and Relaxation Barbies.
So far, I've gotten the Bath Barbie (today's review), Meditation Barbie and Relaxation Barbie.
This theme is my jam.
I knew right away that I wanted to get the darker skin-toned version of this doll as I felt she was prettier and more unique than just plain old Barbie.
What really sold me was this cute bathtub and accessories.
I found mine at Target and she was $19.99.
Outside of the box, you can see all that she comes with.
This set comes with the doll, tub, separate shelf, a towel, washcloth, bath tray, toiletries, bar of soap, 2 scrub brushes, panda plant and puppy.
She also comes with some fizzy bath packets that I did not try out for this review.
Because what's more relaxing than taking a bath with your energetic puppy?
The doll herself comes with a molded on bathing suit.
What confuses me is that literally, almost every other Barbie comes in her birthday suit, but now that they've come out with a bath set all the sudden we need to be modest?
I mean I'm sure taking a relaxing bubble bath is super fun with your bathing suit on (nope), but the least they could've done is make the bathing suit removable for us rebels who like to bath in the nude.
As you can see, she has has more articulation than a regular Fashionista (yay!), but the hip angle kind of limits her actual poseability.
Her knees bend at a 45 degree angle, but to comfortably lay in a tub, she sort of needs her waist to bend a tiny bit more.
One reason I really liked this doll, though was because her face was so pretty.
She has dark brown hair parted in the center and brown eyes.
Her lips are a nice natural darker pink color.
She has a similar face mold to many other fashionistas, but this is the darkest complexion for this face mold I've seen so far.
I believe this is called the Alec Face Mold.
Fashionistas with the same face mold:
As a side note, I've been going through my fashionistas recently to see if there are any I want to part with, and while doing this, I've been having fun grouping them by face mold and taking comparison photos.
I'm hoping to start a fun comparison series on here eventually as well!
But we shall see as I can barely post once per month lately, lol.
Here's a quick shot of the back of her hair, which was cut pretty nicely and seems to be nice quality.
The bath itself is pretty cute and modern looking.
I think it would make a nice addition to a diorama with or without the cutesy accessories.
Puppies are so relaxing! (Nope)
This panda pot, though.
I mean, get rid of that puppy and I'm in! ;)
Here's a few more photos showing this Barbie's features.
I apologize for the lower quality photos as I usually like to use my good camera, but at the time, I was just trying to get the photos taken quickly as my daughter wanted to play with this set.
You guys know me and that if I don't photograph a doll or set quickly, it's likely that I won't know where the accessories are later, haha.
Despite the posing limitations and her the chance that she's quite irritated by the puppy, this is a really cute set!
Most likely I will be giving her a new MTM body down the road, but I'm happy that she at least came with SOME articulation.
I have been wanting to build a bathroom diorama, but now just isn't the right time.
Someday I will, though!
And this bathtub is going right in it. :D.
As I said above, I have Relaxation Barbie and Mediatation Barbie, (all darker skin-toned versions) and I hope to post some photos soon.
Thank you for reading and stopping by and see you in the next post!
*Disclaimer: I LOVE PUPPIES :)
PS: the bath fizzyy packets that come with this doll are quite messy and bright blue! My daughter made a mess with them!
Hi Farrah! Thank you so much for your mention and your kind words. We've missed you, but I understand that quarantine has been harder for those with homeschooled kids. Plus, with everything going on in the world, sometimes it's hard to be positive and find the motivation to post.ReplyDelete
From this line, the only doll that has really appealed to me is the one that comes with a tropical print PJ and a pillow, but I already have 2 dolls that look quite similar. I agree with basically everything you said from this set. The doll is cute, but the painted bikini is a no. However, the accessories look really nice, and I do appreciate that they used realistic colors instead of making everything pink. The panda pot is super cute. And, your photos look great, despite having your daughter rushing you to play with it.
I'm glad to hear that you're OK. Wish you the best of luck with that course. What's it about? Take care.
Thanks, MC! I also have the tropical print PJ doll and I think I have Fashionistas that also look quite similar. To be honest, I really liked the PJs so that is a big reason of why I got her. :). The class I'm taking is Ornithology-the study of Birds. I have my original Bachelors Degree in Zoology and then went on to get my RN degree. I have always love animals, conservation and the environment, though so I decided to take a few more credits in Wildlife Biology so that maybe, if I'm lucky, I can find a job in that field as that is my true passion. :). Nursing has got me a bit burnt out!Delete
Welcome back Farrah, it's really good to see you back blogging again. I'm glad to hear that you're all ok although very busy, and I totally agree with your comments in the second paragraph above :(ReplyDelete
Thank you for a really good review. I haven't seen this Barbie before or heard of this line but she is lovely, she has a 'strong' face which I like. The bath and accessories are great but I'm with you on the puppy....if one of mine came into the bathroom whilst I was in there, it's likely that I'd end up stepping in something quite unpleasant as she has a liking for bath mats!!! Not great for a relaxing time in the bath or shower I can tell you!
I'm seeing so many posts from bloggers about Barbie at the moment that it has piqued my interest. I only have one Barbie to hand, she is a Made to Move one and is the dark skinned girl as I really like that skin tone best too.
Ooops clicked 'publish' too soon. Wanted to add that I look forward to more posts from you when you get the time and hope that you'll all stay safe and well and enjoy your summer. Big hugs from Spain xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon and it's great to hear from you! I'm glad you agree with me about the puppy, haha, I was hoping others would "get it". :). I'm glad you are still interested in Barbie posts and of other dolls in general that you don't normally collect. I always love reading about other dolls as well and I would probably want to collect everything, but I know that it's ok to like and appreciate all dolls without actively collecting them.Delete
Thank you for all of your kind words and hugs back to yoU!
The Barbie doll is lovely. The accessories are cute. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh welcome back Farrah, it's so great to hear from you again! I bet you'll find college much more interesting as an adult student, I know I did when I took a tech course up grade. :)ReplyDelete
You know my opinion of Barbies in general, but I did enjoy your review and love the accessories she came with, perfect props for a diorama indeed. :)
Keep safe, big hugs,
Haha, yes and thank you for reading my post even though you don't collect these. :)Delete
I actually really like the course I'm taking. It definitely feels different as an adult, I just wish I had more time to sit down and complete things, instead of just having small chunks of time to squeeze it in, but so far I'm managing!
It's great to hear from you and keep safe as well! Hugs back xoxo
Great to see you on the blog again, but I know how it can be - I have not been blogging either in a while. Miss it and hope to change that soonish.ReplyDelete
It is so sad with all the things that are happening in the world now. It is 2020 and people should be safe and be able to live freely, without the fear of violence. But I may be too naive for thinking like this.
This bathtub set looks great even if she looks a bit 'uncomfortable' in one in the photos, poor not so articulated Barbie. :D She is a pretty doll, but I do not like the thing with mold on clothes. The set has so many props and it would have been great with a bikini or something like that.
Wonderful review, thank you for sharing! Stay safe!
I'm glad I'm not alone in having trouble blogging...if I could do it more, I would! Yes, I don't care for the molded on swimsuit either...what were they thinking?? Anyway, thanks again for your comment and hope you have a great weekend!