Friday, April 16, 2021

Thrift Store Goodies

Hello again friends!

I know this post was supposed to be the post I've been wanting to write for a LONG time (like, since last summer) but since I got a chance to go to the thrift store, I figured I would pop this up here first. But next time, I promise PROMISE it's the fun fun post from goodies from last summer.

But, the thrift store had a few Barbie things that I was able to find and I was rather pleased! And.....You will be pleased to know that I was able to ID everything that I got. Which, as you know, is rather hard for me at times! But I feel I'm getting pretty good at the ID's so if you see something here that you have and have not been able to find the origin of, maybe it will help you.

Onto the goodies!

I had to get her.

This is Mrs. Incredible/Elastigirl from the Incredibles 2 line. Elastigirl will hold a special place in my heart. In January 2020 our family took a trip to Disneyland. Elastigirl was the very first character my son met when we were there. I can't handle all the cuteness!

Ahh...pre-pandemic memories. :) Elastigirl doll is missing a hand but it wasn't a deal breaker. I can just position her hand behind her or down by her side and I don't think it will be that noticeable. She has great hair, a little messy but nothing that can't be fixed. And her bodysuit is in great, if not perfect shape.

Next we have a pretty ballerina Barbie. This is the 2016 Fairytale Ballerina Doll in Pink. I'm usually not a fan of molded on clothes but I feel she needed me.

She had that sweet Barbie face and I'm happy with her.

Okay, sorry friends, I lied. This one I have not been able to find yet. She has a purple cotton one shoulder dress. And what seems to be some faint pink streaks in her hair.

She had some great length to her hair so I picked her up too.

A pretty mermaid doll! This is the 2018 Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Cove Mermaid.

Unfortunately she is missing the purple fin that goes at the bottom but she is pretty and I loved all her colors.

At first glance I thought this was an Elsa doll but she has freckles which makes her a Rapunzel doll from Tangled. She is a Hasbro doll.

 The freckles were just too much! I love them.

Next I found some interesting things in the bin, some heads! So I searched some more and found some bodies. Broken neck pegs but that doesn't matter. I can still use them, especially the old style bodies.

And I just can't pass up that Steffie head mold! Her skin tone wasn't a dead match but it was so close so I popped the head on the doll and brought her home with me.

Another head with no body. And I did happen to find an extra body in another bin. I don't have any other donor bodies here at home so in order for me to get them I have to find a body.

I loved her face and that hair with the braids still intact. I'll have to see if I can fix it up and keep those braids where they are.


Not too many clothes were in the bin but I did get a few things.

This is the cape and hat from 2015 Disney Store Exclusive Frozen Anna doll.

Striped shoulder cut-out top from the 2018 Barbie Fashionista #132 in the wheelchair

Top from a 2017 Ken Fashionista #8

I was excited to find this skirt because I've always liked it. From 2019 Barbie Careers - Pop Star.

A pair of mini-wings! This is from the 2011 Barbie A Fairy Secret Quick Snap Mini doll.
The wings are too small to be from a full sized doll.

Red plaid dress with an attached choker. This is from a 2017 Barbie Complete Looks Fashion 2 Pack. Also came with a black leather vest and a T-Shirt with a cat on it with a black and white gingham skirt. It looks like it's stained but I think it was just thick dust as it came out with a quick rinse in water.

This dress did take me a few to ID and its pretty unrecognizable. This is the dress from a 2012 Mattel Disney Sparkling Princess Ariel. Her dress is the only one I could find with the bow on the one sleeve. The top does have some very faint sparkles on it but I'm guessing this was so heavily played with that all the sparkles have fallen off of the top and skirt. It also has ripped at one of the side seams so yeah, this dress has lots of playtime miles I'm guessing. Shame because those sparkles are so pretty.
And lastly, some shoes. The pink one on the far right I think is from a Hasbro doll as it fit the Rapunzel doll perfectly. The purple one is from the Pop Star doll that goes with the holographic skirt. Not sure about the others and the tiara.

And that's all for today! Anyone have the doll in the purple dress or know where it comes from? Or have any of the other dolls or fashions above? Let me know in the comments!

And next time I'll have the super fun post from last summer. Until then!

Friday, April 2, 2021

A Rainbow Birthday Surprise

Welcome again friends! 

I checked the results of the poll from the last post on Barbie's Mod Fashions. And the outfit that won was....

Red Mod Raincoat!

Both outfits were good choices but this one I do love just a wee bit more than the floral mini dress. :)

Now, on to the regular post!

This post is about a birthday surprise I bought for myself with some birthday money I got from my mom. My birthday was back in October but just now getting to this post. Better late than never right?

I went out shopping for some fun items for my kids for Halloween. Since Covid was rampant and no one was trick or treating, I was determined not to let that spoil a special Halloween for my kiddos. So they got some extra special goodies and I found something for myself too!

Meet Amaya Raine!

Now I have heard of Rainbow High from some other bloggers and they were cute but nothing really screamed at me. Until her! It's the rainbow hair. Rainbow hair and pink hair just do it for me. But I found this at my local Walgreens drug store and things there tend to be a little more expensive than larger store chains. She had no price listed so I grabbed her....then put her back thinking she would be way out of my price range. I grabbed her again...and put her back again. Then I grabbed her (a THIRD time!) and figured I would just ask how much she was. Amazon had her listed for $80 so yeah, she was going to be way way out of my price range. 

Imagine my surprise when she was only $35. I think at the time she was still really new and Amazon had those insane inflated prices that we see all the time. Not sure how my little Walgreens had her but they did and she came home with me!

Rainbow High dolls are by MGA so I would expect them to have big eyes and those fabulous real lashes that we've all come to love from dolls by MGA. 

This doll is supposed to be used with the salon as she came with all those awesome products that you can use to rainbow her hair even more!

  Color, ombre, glitter, yeah, I could get used to this! Fun!

And since I was on Amazon I checked out some reviews for her. A lot of people were saying don't bother because her hair was "Holiday Barbie" hard coming out of the box. Uh, yeah, you could say that again!

But, if you look at how she was displayed in the box, you could see that the hardness was purposely for that display. If not, you wouldn't be able to see that rainbow hair because it's on the underside of her head.

But, I wasn't going to take out those rubber bands holding her colors in place. I was going to have to be real careful. And also not wash that tinsel. We all know what happens when we wash the tinsel in hair right?

So she went to the spa!

She is feeling much better!
And then I braided those fabulous color strands. Now to be fair, the instruction sheet did mention that her hair should be washed before play because it did have a lot of product in it. So I can't really agree with all those negative reviews just because her hair was hard and crusty.

Let's talk about her outfit! I love the clear jacket and white + little hints of color.

She has big beautiful eyes and dewy makeup. She really piled on that highlighter! Amaya is no different than the other Rainbow High dolls though. They all have dewy makeup and lots of highlighter.

Earrings are so cute with the dripping star.

She wears a white leather corset type top with a clear jacket and a skirt with buckles. The jacket is a little stiff and doesn't allow her arms to lay down flat.

She has some awesome boots that have words on them like star, magic, sparkle, and rainbow.

And there's those colors showing through. I love the contrast with the white hair.

Speaking of the white hair, I would have added some colors to the hair but unfortunately, with those reviewers who used the color on her hair, there were a few that didn't wash out leaving her beautiful white hair forever tinted. So I opted to not use any colors because I just love that pristine white!

I might take out the rubber bands and blend in the colors together some day. I haven't decided yet. Until then she is a welcome addition to my shelf!

So friends, what do you think of Amaya Raine? Do you have any other Rainbow High dolls in your collection? Let me know in the comments! 

Next post will be the saga I have been waiting to show you. I can't wait. Until then!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Barbie Blog Poll - Barbie's Mod Fashions!

 Welcome Friends!

I had another post all lined up but I wanted to give one of my dolls a little bit of love. 

Remember this box I got way back in 2018?

(If you want to read about what came in this FABULOUS case, you can read about it here!)

And it came with this girl?

Who had the really bad hair?

Well, we had to do something with her. So she took a trip to the spa!

Ok, this tight tight tight braid she had, which set in her hair for who knows how many years, really did a number on her hair. And she had a hair cut....and the rooting was gone from the sides of her hair, and she has no bangs unlike an unaltered Twist and Turn Barbie, well, it took some work. 

And I couldn't get it to really look decent but I made do. A boil dip didn't even begin to remove the waves and I had to use a lot of my Paul Mitchell ESP (Elastic Shaping Paste) to even begin to get it to lie down. It was hard to even get a ponytail in it because it would show the bald parts of her head. 

So this is what I'm stuck with. Oh well. She's cute anyway! But now she needed some clothes. There were so many fabulous mod fashions that came in the trunk so how to choose? I came up with two and this is where you come in. You get to choose what she wears! 

Option 1 - 

The Red and White Raincoat that I loved so much. I had to find a dress to go underneath and I had this one from....I don't know where. Probably in one of my lots that I've received over the years. Well, the waist was big so I pinned it in the back. And it was still big so I tied a ribbon around the waist and added some underwear because it had the slit that went up all the way to the waist. 

So naturally the raincoat was the best way to conceal the slit and keep the dress from sliding off her bust. I added the ribbon around to keep the coat closed and added some red boots.

Not bad! It's a super cute coat and the coat lays a lot better now. I washed it in hot water since it was vinyl and shaped it flat when it was still hot.

Option 2 - 

The other outfit was a clone dress that I got in the trunk.

I love this floral mini dress! One of the collars came undone from the original stitching so my fabulous mother in law (who is a WONDERFUL and AWESOME seamstress) repaired it for me.

I added these totally mod lace knee high stockings and some yellow open toe heels.

So, which outfit should I keep on our totally mod TnT Barbie? You can take the poll below! I'm looking forward to seeing which one you choose! 

Until Next Time!