After waiting several days...my Barbie So In Style Kara and Kianna dolls arrived this Monday. I couldn't find out for sure if the knees were articulated, so I was nervous I had just wasted $18.
That's right....articulated knees! (^_^)
An articulated body dark enough to re-body my Top Model Nikki!
I won't lie...I wish they were pivotal knees like the newer Fashionistas, and I wish they had bust articulation. However, this will keep me from dropping $70 to articulate this particular doll.
Plus....the little girl that came with this set is SUPER cute!
Her helmet is adorable despite being pink!
Both dolls came with skates that can convert into shoes with ease.
(The wheels on both pairs of skates really roll!)
Now let's see what is under that hat...
Kianna has Saran hair, but I think it would be much cuter in curls.
I may have to remedy this.
And as suspected Kianna has serious helmet hair...yikes.
Despite that, I'm still blown away that it is Saran.
Now, I will showcase the Kara part of the set, however I got way too excited and popped her head off before I got pictures.
Sorry, for the floating head pictures...heh.
Her promo picture showed hair MUCH better than this.
I like her eyes, but..
...I am not a fan of the "teeth".
I saw many people quite excited over the "teeth", but I think they look painted on and sorta weird.
Maybe with a prettier lip color, they would look better?
This is just my opinion, and if you love her get her and enjoy her.
I would love to to see Chynadoll re-paint this girl!
Now, on to Kara's outfit and accessories...
I think the only thing I am keeping are the skates.
SIS dolls, for me, usually have ridiculously cute clothes.
But this stuff makes me think of a weird 80's ski trip movie, but instead of skis you get skates and knee/elbow pads.
Again, maybe I'm just being critical.
If you like it...go for it! (^_^)
And, forgive me for being uninformed, but what is this meant to be?
There aren't any headphones, and I have trouble picturing someone skating around with their music blasting out of an iPhone for everyone to hear.
So, due to the head transplant that ensued I ran into a neat tip.
(The above is a picture of a Liv body not the Kara body.)
If you have a neck knob that is too small, and you don't want to kill your hands trying to change it out, use athletic/sports tape.
My Top Model Nikki had a large neck hole, and the Kara body had the newer and smaller neck knob.
I discovered that wrapping strips of athletic tape around the large part of the neck knob worked great!
It is also a great alternative to the rubber band technique many of us are familiar with.
No more loose/bobble head issues!
So happy that she can pose now! (^_^)
(She doesn't have a name yet, any suggestions?)
She is already charming Remi....
Yes, I FINALLY got my hands on Dynamite Remi!!
Now she is getting her hands on him too...ha!
And in other news....I have been re-rooting quite a bit.
Some have been commissions, though I am not actively accepting commissions at this time.
Stay tuned for an update on my latest re-roots.
This blog needs some new entries... ;)
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