Sunday, 10 August 2014

M-O-N-S-T-E-R! Monsters, monsters yes we are!

The first meeting of monsters and fairies (everyone in stock outfits)
That's right, I bought some Monster High dolls! After two weeks of thinking about it, I went ahead and got two girls on sale.I got Gigi Grant from the 13 Wishes series and the Scaris version of Frankie Stein.

Mix and match time
Surprisingly, the MH girls can wear the Disney Fairy and Winx clothes. Frankie is wearing Bratz Boyz (?) sunglasses, a Bratz (?) jacket and Rosetta's dress. Gigi is wearing Periwinkle's jacket, my 11cm Obitsu's dress as a shirt and the leggings from my Winx Bloom.

So far I'm very impressed with them and I'm looking forward to repainting Frankie.

Friday, 8 August 2014

My Craziest Project to Date

I mentioned way back in my first post that I would show what I've done so far on my most ambitious doll project. Basically, I'm blushing a full mini BJD (43cm tall or so) a cool brown using pastels, and reshaping the breasts to be flatter on top, fuller on the bottom and overall smaller. The doll I'm using is a Bobobie Pixie in normal skin.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

First Overpaint Ever

So for once I was able to keep my hands steady with a fine point brush. I took the opportunity to do my first overpaint. I haven't had a chance to do a full repaint yet since it turns out I don't have any yellow paint so I can't do Fire's face yet. Behold, Periwinkle with new eyebrows, eyes and no gel in her hair!


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Disappointment and Inspiration

The Disney Fairies, as much as I've come to love them, were not the fashion dolls that I was planning on buying to break into fashion dolls. No, the doll I planned to get when I walked into Toys R Us that day was the TRU exclusive Winx Bloom with Scooter. Well after I couldn't find her in stores, which wasn't a surprise as she was on clearance for roughly 50% off, I ordered her from I also bought the Barbie Life In the Dreamhouse vanity playset so I qualified for free shipping.

I've been putting off writing about this doll since I got her because, well, she's not what I was expecting. I've very glad that I ended up getting my two Disney girls, because they are so much nicer than the Winx girl, even though the two products were both made by Jakks Pacific.

Bloom in 90s Barbie top, Oz the Great and Powerful hat, stock leggings and shoes

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Review: Disney Fairies Periwinkle and Rosetta Part 2

Time for part 2 of my first review! This go around I'm focussing on Pirate Fairy Periwinkle. I apologise that a number of the photos are dark and/or grainy. I'm still learning where the best spots are for light in the house and such.

Synopsis of the movie Pirate Fairy that this doll ties into

Friday, 25 July 2014


So if anyone was wondering, the dresses from the Disney girls I reviewed do fit 11cm Obitsus.


Monday, 21 July 2014

Review: Disney Fairies Periwinkle and Rosetta Part 1

Toys R Us had a 30% off Disney sale, so I picked up Pirate Fairy Periwinkle and Celebrate Pixie Party Rosetta. I love the faces and smiles of these girls, so when I saw that there are jointed versions, I bit the bullet and bought my first fashion dolls. What better opportunity could there be to write my first review?

"Hi there!"

Friday, 18 July 2014

Review delayed

Hiya folks, the review is taking longer to make than anticipated. There's a lot of photos and writing still to go. Here's a quick image I made using a online game that allows you to make scenes in the style of the Disney Fairy movies. So here's one of Little Nell, my author-insert from my stories, and myself.

Made using the Pixie maker by and
I got part of my Toy R Us yesterday and the other part should arrive on Monday. Here are the girls with the Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse vanity set. I'm going to repaint it, since well, it's a lot of pink.

You need a pink intervention

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

One Review Coming Right On Up!

So I've really wanting to get a fashion doll from a toy store for a number of months now. I was eyeing some Monster High and Barbie dolls that were on sale at the grocery store by my work, but nothing I saw was what I wanted to shell out 15$ on. I struck out at the thrift stores earlier in the week but today, I got what I was looking for! I'm glad I hadn't bid on any of the Liccas, PJs or Francies I was looking at on eBay after all.

I got these two smiling girls from Toys R Us for 30% off. They're highly articulated, so I can't wait to start playing with the jointing. I'll have a review of them up in a few days.

My boyfriend, who was with me when I bought them, has nicknamed them The Devil Dolls XD

Photos of a handful of my crew

Hiya everybody, Nella here with some photos instead of text this time!

Two of my figmas

Thursday, 10 July 2014

First Post

Wow, what to write for the first post of a new blog? I guess you can't go wrong with a simple introduction, so let's go ahead with that!

Hello anyone who has stumbled upon this page, I'm Nella. Well, that's not my real name but that one is so common that a nickname is absolutely necessary. I'm a doll collector and have loved dolls my whole life. I currently have 15 ball-jointed-dolls in a variety of sizes, a Pose doll, an 11cm Obitsu doll, a small handful of childhood dolls and a collection of about 10 anime figures.

As for what this site will contain, it'll be full of me talking about new doll releases, customization projects, plans for my collection and maybe reviews too. My writing about characters, who my dolls embody, is on other platforms, so I don't foresee myself writing them in this blog.  

To be honest, I'm not sure how frequently this blog will be updated. I have a Livejournal ( where I talk life, dolls and writing, a Youtube channel (NellaCuriosity) for dolls and characters, and other sites for sharing photos. I mostly wanted to have a Blogger to interact some of my favourite doll collectors in an easier manner. Hey, why don't you check them out? The links are under 'My Blog List' on the side panel.

Okay, that's it! Nella out!