I never have New Years Resolutions but I do have one this year! To have a healthy and happy baby. Can't ask for much more than that right?
Well friends, I did get some Barbie goodies this year for Christmas. These will be in a few posts so we'll get some awesome new cheer after the new year!
And maybe you have a feeling at which doll will be featured first.
The 2014 Holiday Barbie.
I do have a confession to make. This doll hits stores around (and sometimes way before!) Halloween. I saw her and honestly, I wasn't too impressed. With all the sales of Monster High and Ever After High, Barbie has kind of taken a swan dive. I was discouraged by her cheap looking jewelry and I didn't think she was that pretty. I even went back a month later and looked at her again and thought the same thing.
Then I opened her up on Christmas. I don't know if my eyes need checked or what but she looked prettier this time around. To me, she just had the sweet Barbie face that I just love and honestly, not disappointed in her at all.
AND...she has a photo friendly box. So I get boxed but deboxed pictures!
Her hair is not as hard as we've had Holiday Barbie hair in the past but still gelled to keep its cute curls. She has glittery gold eyeshadow and bright ruby red lipstick. Still not impressed with the necklace but it's okay and fits with the neckline. However she doesn't have any earrings! Holiday Barbie just has to have earrings, okay? :)
I do like her dress though. We haven't had a ton of holiday dolls with lace. But I think the red and gold really do the trick. I love the little gold bow at the waist.
Her dress is kind of a taffeta material over gold lace. And her dress is sewn to the box so it was a little bit of a challenge to find out what kind of shoes she comes with. After searching I found them behind the right side of her dress. They are bright red open toe stilettos! Much higher heel than the standard pump we are used to seeing. No bows or embellishments. But I do like the high high heel! (sorry, they were in such an awkward place in the box so I was not able to get a photo.)
I do love dolls with ruby red nail polish though! Just like the original dolls from the 60's.
She does come with the standard doll stand but with a redesign. But really Mattel? Could you have not made the stand a little more fancy? At least with the dolls name on it or something? The Holiday Barbie line is one of the biggest selling lines of all time.
Excerpt from the back of the box. "This sparkling season shimmers with love and good cheer! During the wondrous time of year, glittering, glamorous parties are always in style. Barbie doll joins the fun dressed in her prettiest red and golden gown. She's delivering festive wishes to you for the happiest holiday ever!
And while I was searching for this doll on google, I found this picture.
Okay, this is SO me. And me when I was a little girl. I was always excited to open the paper and see the beautiful doll that I got. I'm sure I had the same face every year! (And honestly, sometimes I still do, LOL.)
So everyone, was Holiday Barbie under your tree this year? What do you think of her? Let me know in the comments!
Much more Christmas goodies to come in the following weeks. Stay tuned!