Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #145: La Dee Da Cyanne as Peppermint Pose Sweet Party

   I'm posting this a little early since I'll be busy all day. My best friend,Lori, had her heart ablation on Wednesday and I spent the day hanging out at the hospital,keeping her company, something I have had to do way more than I would have liked the last couple of years. We were told the ablation went well, so hopefully this will take care of her heart problems and she can get back to normal. Today she'll be going home ffrom the hospital, so I'll probably be running her home.It's also Ivy's last day of school for this year, and we have an appointment to celebrate with a grilled cheese sandwich,(her) and a soy cheeseburger(me),Rally fries,and chocolate milkshakes, using our old fashioned soda shop style milkshake glasses and our red and white striped vintage style paper straws.
  And today it's back to the Goodwill hauls from a lucky week I had recently. Today we're seeing a La Dee Da doll.

She's Cyanne as Peppermint Pose.

Even her eyes are swirly,like mints.

She's from the Sweet Party line,like another La Dee Da doll I featured recently, Dee as Dots of Style. You can see Dee HERE.

I featured another La Dee Da as doll of the day back during the first year of Doll-A-Day. she was Cotton Candy Crush Tylie, and you can see her day HERE. Back then I mentioned one La Dee Da I would really want:This one! I felt really lucky when I found her, especially as complete as she is.

She has her complete original outfit, except for the shoes.

These are some rather extravagant looking Barbie shoes with molded roses and other details.
These shoes are way too big on her tiny feet,but they look alright.

 Her dress has a big peppermint on the waistband.

There are more peppermints on her ponytailers.

And her hair is peppermint striped too.

As with my other La Dee Da dolls,she has very weak knees and a head the pulls her over when she tries to stand.

Standing requires a prop of some sort,and/or a lot of leaning.

The arms and legs can at least go out to the side, as well as up and down.

Plus she has that cute face.

With pink freckles!
  You can see Cyanne as Peppermint Rose on the La Dee Da home page HERE.

Tomorrow we'll see another La Dee Da from the haul.

Doll-A-Day 2017 #144:Cutie Pops Hattitude Biana

  Yesterday we saw Chiffon. Today's doll is the second Cutie Pops from my Goodwill haul.

She's Bianca, from the Hattitude line.

 That means she should have had a hat. She came with one,but it's missing.She does have her original denim dress with the snap on plastic accessories.

She was also wearing her original orange super high high tops.

Unlike Chiffon, Bianca only has one ponytail.a super long silky black one.

And of course, she has the same snap on/off eyes as Chiffon.

I tried switching them to the opposite sides...

From this... this.

...but it didn't quite work. It's the (heart shaped) eyelashes.

As I said yesterday. Chiffon and Bianca are my first Cutie Pops,and I like Cutie Pops more than I thought I would.

I don't feel the need to go out and hunt down more,but if I come across them I might get more if they are extra special and complete.

I prefer Chiffon,because I like her clothes better,and,oddly enough, (because I don't usually like yarn hair on anything other than rag dolls),I like her pastel yarn hair.

Tomorrow,more of the haul,but what kind of doll?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #143:Cutie Pops Chiffon Style N Pop Create N Swap

  Back to the dolls from my Goodwill hauls. Today we're looking at this Cutie Pops doll.

I swear she was wearing both boot when I bought her. Somehow one of them didn't make it home.
 She's Chiffon,from the Style N Pop Create N Swap series.

My peonies were blooming full blast when I took these.

She's my first Cutie Pops, and I like her way more than I thought I would.

She came with two choices of pony tails,the yarn ones she has,and a set of silky blonde hair ponytails.

But mine only has the yarn ones.

The ponytails, like the eyes, pop in and out.

She also came with extra 'sleep eyes,but I don't have those either.
This seems to be the first,or 'basic' Chiffon, as she's the only one that came with two sets of ponytails.There were actually two of these dolls there that day,both with their dress, but the other one had no boots.

The plastic decorations on her dress also pop on and off.

  Cutie pops have the same spindly arms and skinny legs with jointed knees and tiny feet as LaDee Da dolls,even though Cutie Pops are by Jada Toys and La Dee Das are by Spin Master.

But somehow they don't seems as weak limbed.

Oops! I was using her Goodwill price sticker to hold her lose skirt trim up.Looks like it fell down! By the way, the dolls were marked about 3 different prices, but they were supposed to be $1 each, and that's what I was charged. Plus I get the over 55 discount now!

Tomorrow we'll see another Cutie Pops doll from the haul.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #142:High School Musical Gabriella Dolls

  Today's dolls from the Goodwill hauls are these two High School Musical Gabriella dolls.

The taller one is the standard 11 1/2",but the other one is only 10" tall.

The taller one is High School Musical Gabriella.

She has a purple streak in her hair.

And she has the larger, flat feet some of the Barbies,like the Cali Girl dolls,had.

She was barefoot, but wearing her original dress. It has lace trim along the hemline.

The shorter one is High School Musical 3 Graduation Gabriella.

She's wearing her original dress and shoes.

I only noticed she had a chunk of hair chopped out of the front when I had her home. I need glasses I can wear all the time! (My glasses are for far away, or very close up. For most of life and regular distances, I don't need glasses. That means I can't wear them all the time. It's a pain.)

She's older than the taller version, so I guess that's why she's wearing more makeup.

Her dress has some lace trim too. Her shoes fit Skipper,since she has the Skipper body.She has had a hair cut, but she was worth the dollar,(minus my over 55 discount),for her dress and shoes.

 I do like both Gabriella dolls. They're very pretty.

But here's a question for you: why did the High School Musical dolls get shorter as time went on?

Were the kids shrinking? I can see if they maybe started out short and got taller as they were supposed to be getting older. But this makes no sense at all.

There was another naked Gabriella in the tubs of dolls,a short one. I didn't buy her, but I did buy another doll that was wearing her shirt.The bag of doll clothes I bought contained High School Musical Troy's sweatsuit and sweat band,but the doll was nowhere to be seen.

My kids never watched High School Musical. Emma was a bit old for it,Fuzz couldn't have cared less,and Ivy,who was the right age for it and had friends who liked it, refused to watch it because it was so popular. (That's my kid. Takes after me.)
Tomorrow we'll see another haul doll. See you then.