Today I'm reviewing some products from Born Pretty! I have done a previous review for this store on my Youtube, and they contacted me again to see if I'd like to do another one. I was allowed to choose 3 items under $15 for review, so here we go!
Everything arrived in this bubble envelope, which is fine for shipping, but the items themselves were not wrapped or protected with anything else inside the envelope, which is okay for the eyelashes and cat phone case because it's hard plastic, but the unicorn case is a thinner plastic so I was worried it could have broken in the mail. Everything arrived in perfect condition however! I don't know how long this took to ship to me, since I wasn't told when the package was sent, but usually packages from Hong Kong can take 2-3 weeks or even up to a month.
I've been interested in BJDs (ball jointed dolls) for a while now, but have yet to buy one as they are really expensive (my Pullip doesn't count, I'm talking about dolls like these) I've been doing research on how to make my own BJD from clay, and because they look fairly complicated, I decided to start with a simplified version.
I started by drawing out some designs, as I knew it would be hard to sculpt a figure without a reference. As I drew I looked at other pictures of dolls online for a guide.
This is the final design I went with for my doll.
I bought a load of beige Super Sculpey from ebay as I needed a lot of skin colour for my dolls. I didn't use a lot for my first one, but if I want to make a bigger BJD I'll need a lot xD
I didn't take many progress shots or filmed me making her, because I didn't know how she would turn out, or if she would be any good at all. After I managed a good looking head and torso, I was excited to continue. I forgot to do her ears however, although they will be covered by her hair.
The hands were one of the hardest parts of making her, and at one point I made two left hands by accident! They still don't look perfect and feel kind of fragile, but I like them.
The feet were also really hard to make. I used a needle tool to define the toes.
You can see here the set up for her body. For the joints, instead of being ball jointed, I added gold eyepins to each joint, and after baking, opened up the eyepins to attach them together.
And this is how she turned out! Since she's not ball jointed or strung up with elastic like BJDs, she moves more like a rag doll, and can't hold a pose or sit down or anything. But I still like how she turned out.
I found that Monster High skirts fit her well, but I can't get the tops to go over her hands. I'll have to try my hand at making her some clothes. I also need to give her a face and hair, but I'll do that in time.
I hope you enjoyed this post, I'll be sure to do others when I give her a faceup, or any updates with making dolls!
I ordered the Isabelle Nendoroid from AmiAmiearlier this month, mostly on a whim, but also because I've been wanting her for a while! She took about two weeks to reach me (and also got caught by a nasty customs fee *cry*)
Her box is super cute! I especially love the design of the sides.
She came with a little instruction book showing how to put her parts together to make expressions.
As with all Nendoroid figures, each piece has its own place in the plastic packaging.
Her joints are protected by plastic as well. She's so cute! And a nice size too~
She comes with a lot of parts; two extra faces, four extra arms, and the pieces for expressions.
Her ponytail(?) comes apart and you can see the hair tie has real bells you can attach! She jingles when you shake her xD
Here she is on her stand with the parts she came default in.
And here she is holding her signature clipboard and pen!
When you take her face apart her fringe is a separate piece
You can switch the hair tie so you can have her with the confused expression
"When will senpai notice me?"
For the music notes you can attach them to her stand
Her happy face is so cute!
Her legs also move a little bit so you can have her walking
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She's fit in well into my little collection!
My figures are so dusty I'm sorry guys! ;o;
So all in all I really love this figure, her joints are easy to move and remove and attach new ones, I love the fact she has real bells (same as the Isabelle plushie I have too!) I love her size and all the parts she comes with as well, and how expressive she can be! The only thing I will say is that when she is on the stand, the part you stick in her back to stand her up blocks some movement of her tail. Apart from that, she's perfect!
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you enjoyed this review or would like to see more/something different~
I bought myself a Instax Mini 8 from Amazon just after Christmas, along with film refills, as a treat to myself, and I thought I would do a little review!
I've already personalised it with stickers and a resin charm~
It's such a pretty colour though, I love the pastel pink!
The little resin charm I attached to it
I took a photo of me taking a photo ooo photoception!
The photo takes a couple of minutes to develop (a little faster if it's put in a warm place like your armpit xD)
Not the greatest selfie, but I love the way the photos look!
I bought the plain white film, and also these coloured ones which I haven't tried out yet!
This is a random notebook which I've decided to make into my Polaroid journal
My first photos were fails while working out that the camera is no good for close up photos, which is a shame as I'd like to have taken photos of my charms and creations for a journal.
Selfies work well though, as does drawing on them with sharpies xD
Crazy new year house party~ The group photo turned out really dark :c
I had to get a photo of me and Phil too, as I needed an updated one for my purse!
Overall, I really love my camera, it's great for when I get together with friends and you get to see the photo results almost instantly, and you get a little momento to keep! Plus the photos always seem to come out looking nice, almost like with an instagram filter on them. Only thing I don't like is that the film refills are pretty expensive for the amount of sheets you get in them.