Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Meet Bristol~ NEW DOLL!

Hey everyone!  GUESS WHAT?! I have a new doll! She is a custom doll. Here is her story:

I had decided it was time for a new doll, and I was trying to decide which one I wanted. Then on Google+, I saw a photo of a woman with blue ombre hair. I thought that was super cool, and asked my friend Juliet from Chestnut Street if she had any ideas on how to make a doll like that. she told me to check Etsy for wigs. Sure enough, there was a blue wig that I liked! The only problem was, I didn't have a doll to wear the wig. So I kept checking Ebay every day, and one day, I finally found a doll I liked who was a good price and could easily be fixed. This was a used Pre-Mattel JLY #25. So I bought the wig and the doll. The total for both of those was $85- $65 for the doll and $20 for the wig. So when both things came, I set to work! More on that later... now for the finished doll!

And in case you didn't remember from reading the title, her name is Bristol. Her personality:

Bristol is a funky teenage girl who loves to draw, paint, or do any type of art in general. Her blue hair was inspired by her love of art, and though it may seem different from everyone else, it's who she is and she loves it!

Yes, I know the blue hair is a little out-there, but I like it! 
I'm so happy to have a new addition to my doll family- she'll add a bit of spunk to my collection!

~Marisa and her American Girls

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fixing Josefina's Hair

In case some of you new followers didn't know, my sister has Josefina. Since Josefina's hair wasn't really nice anymore and was easily fixable, I decided to do just that!


See that hair? Not the worst, but definitely not the best. And it was kinda dry too... especially the ends.

And there were some marks on her legs. They're kind of hard to see here.

Solution to hair problem: Wash her hair!

All WET. But it smelled good- I used baby shampoo! (That's the kind you're supposed to use on AG dolls if you wash their hair.)

Hair up in a towel waiting for it to dry a little.

Meanwhile, I took off the stains with a magic eraser! Just don't use these on their faces, it takes off the paint. (Like my sneaker nails? My cousin did them.) ;)

In the salon chair! ready for...

Hair straightening! Please DO NOT do this unless you know how to do it! It can ruin your doll's hair!

And this is after! HUGE difference!

I think it looks great! 

Did this help you fix up your doll?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MagNeoBio Award!!!

So, when I caught up on all my Blogger stuff today, I saw a couple of comments saying that I had won the MagNeoBio award. I had seen it on Juliet's blog before, but I forgot to post it on my blog. :( I have received this award from JulietLeah and Carli.

Leah's Questions
1. What's your favorite piece in Izzy's collection? Probably her coral sweater- the color is gorgeous and the thumb-holes are such a cute detail!
2. Which doll is your mini-me? If there isn't one, which features from other dolls would create your mini me?  Probably Kanani, but I just need my hair to grow out a little longer! (Mine is currently mid-waist, and I'm growing it down to my butt.)
3.  Pink or blue? Totally blue!
4. Dollie food or dollie clothes? Dollie clothes, I love creating outfits!
5. Gift cards or cash? I like both! But I kinda like cash better because you can spend it anywhere but gift cards are nice because you have an excuse to go somewhere. :P
6. Dream vacation destination? JAPAN!!!!!!!!
7. What would you buy with a $500 AG gift card? Oh gosh.... I'm actually not sure! Probably a couple dolls, and then a bunch of accessories. :)
8. Which doll is your favorite? (GOTY, MAG, or HC) I love all of them, but I'm pretty sure I like MAG the best because there are so many possibilities.
9. Skittles or M&Ms? M&Ms ALL THE WAY!!!!! :D
10. Do you make doll houses out cardboard boxes? :) Nope.

Carli's Questions
1. GOTY, HC, or MAG? MAG, as I said before. :)
2. How many blogs do you visit? Oh gosh... a lot! I follow exactly 70 blogs, and it won't stop there!
3. How many siblings do you have? I have one sister.
4. Isabelle or Saige? Saige. I feel she is less girly and she is more similar to me.
5. How many GOTY's do you have? One- Kanani.
6. What in your opinion is the best thing about AG dolls? Oh gosh, I really don't know! I love how many possibilities there are with them and that you can customize them by yourself (rewigging, etc.). 
7. Netflix or Amazon? Amazon...I guess...
8. If you could meet anyone who has an AG blog, or AG YouTube account, who would you meet? My friend Lu!!!! I would also like to meet my other friends I have met on here. And Basilmentos would be cool to meet... :)
9. What doll is your look-alike? Kanani, like I said before. :)
10. Favorite book? Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and The Outsiders.

Juliet's Questions
1. What is your name- or, what is your screen name, if you don't want to use your real one? Is there any particular story or meaning to it? My real name is Marisa! And kind of- my parents wanted something to do with the ocean, and my name means 'star of the sea'.
2. What does MagNeoBio mean? Hint- check the post where I invented the word. Uhhhhhh... excuse me to refresh my memory. Okay, I'm back. it means Great New Life. ;)
3. Do you have any pets? Do you want any? Yes! I have a dog named Puppers. I want a hamster. :P
4. Would you wear toe socks? Do you have any? Nope and nope.
5. Lots of little presents or a few big ones? Hmmm... lots of little ones! The best gifts come in the smallest packages!
6. Do you feel weird asking for AG stuff for Christmas or something else? No, not really. :)
7. Favorite movie ever? Not sure! But I really love the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!!! It is literally one of the best movies ever made!
8. Jell: solid or liquid? Huh?
9. Would you believe me if I said that strawberries aren't actually berries? Uhhh maybe? :D
10. How is your day going? Good I guess! ;)

Thanks for nominating me!

Now for who I'm nominating.... (These are in no particular order)

The question the nominees shall answer...

  1. Why did you name your blog what you did?
  2. What is your favorite doll (that you have)?
  3. What doll do you want next? 
  4. What is your favorite song?
  5. Do you like Ever After High dolls?
  6. What is your favorite color?
  7. Dogs or cats?
  8. Inside or outside?
  9. Country or city?
  10. Goals for your blog?

~Marisa <3

P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts this past month. But no worries- I have a couple surprises coming up soon! And of course more posts. :)