Friday, November 14, 2014

My second Kidz n Cats makeover....

I received this Kidz n Cats Elise just a couple of days before I left for my holiday in the UK, so only now, having finished a big sewing commission this week, have I been able to take a few hours to give her a makeover.  I liked her pouty face when seeing her in other people's photos, but when she arrived I wasn't sure if she was for me in her default state, so was itching to get started.  The only thing I did do before going on holiday was to remove her wig, which was very 'synthetic' and what a palavar that was, it was glued on sooo firmly, that it took me ages to remove and left me with very sore fingers!

So here she is as she arrived:  I didn't like her spidery eyelashes and bright pink 'lipstick' lips!


Here she is with all her makeup cleaned off and eyes removed, first layer of sealant applied,  all ready for a new look, scary eh?


 I have given her a whole new look.  I've used the positioning of her original eyebrows but made them thicker and darker, gave her new thicker dark eyelashes, new glass eyes and a complete new makeup:


However, I felt that her lips were too dark and shiny, above.  I used semi-matt on her lips but I think it's too glossy, so I redid them and made them more 'matt'.  I wanted to get away from the 'lipstick' look not gain it again just in a different colour!!  The wig and eyes above looked good on her but the eyes are oval shaped and wouldn't sit right in her sockets, so I had to go for my second choice of eyes, round glass ones in a golden hazel tone, shown below.

I wanted a 'sun-kissed' blushy look, I hope I've achieved it without her looking unnatural!

Below she is wearing a wig that was sent to me by my friend Joanie in California.  It's a bit too small for this girl's head but I don't have a lot in this size.  I love this colour on her though, so might invest in something else in a similar colour.


I am much happier with her pouty face now that she looks more 'natural'.


Because the wig is too small, it tends to stick out a bit at the sides, so she's borrowed Emilio's Dolly Doodles beanie in the hope that it'll flatten her hair down a bit!!!



I think I might keep her name as Elise as I think it suits her.

Now all she needs is an outfit of her own!!! 




18 comments:

  1. She is absolutely lovely S! What a talent you have!

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    1. Thank you Ronny, I'm glad you think so....I'm pleased with how she has 'developed'!
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  2. YES! very scary without her hair and eyes! I must say I do like the blonde hair and blue eyed combo on her but I also like what you have done by the finished photo, a much more softer and natural look to her.
    Hugs Dee xx

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    1. LOL Isn't she just Dee! I like the blue eyes/blond hair combination but the wig was really shiny, far shinier than real hair would look, it was very synthetic. As well as that, Elise has a reputation for arriving with a poor wig and this one wasn't great either, it felt dry on the ends even though she was new. Several people said I should contact the company for a replacement but I thought as I wanted to customise her anyway, I'd not bother.
      I'm glad you like how she's come out though! :)
      xxxx

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  3. Oh, I like her new look! The more natural lips make a big difference in particular. :D

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    1. Thanks very much Lynn, I'm glad you like the new look and the lips too :)
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  4. Her new look is gorgeous! The more natural colours are lovely on her and those eyes are wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much jSarie, I'm pleased that you like her....I prefer them more natural looking, I didn't like those pink lips that she came with!
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  5. I couldn't believe it was the same doll - what a transformation.
    Do you think she looks like a little Spanish girl? I imagine they must be your inspiration ?

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    1. Thanks so much Rosie! Well I was thinking that she sort of looked a bit Afro Caribbean maybe, and more so with the curly wig in the two plaits. I will add more photos from some I took today and you will see what I mean. But yes, there are a lot of little Spanish girls here that would make great dolls!!!! ;)
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  6. She's fab! Much younger and more natural looking.

    My Kidz are in the line for passports at Petty France, hoping to make their way to you for plastic surgery. I've sudenly gone of their original look entirely.

    Congratulations on another work of art. That cleaned off, eyeless look is quite worrying though - did it scare you the first time you stripped a doll down?

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    1. LOL, so glad that you like her Jenni, I will get the kettle on for the arrival of your little KNCs! And no, not to boil their heads, I will make them a cup of tea after their journey! ;)
      Yes, that blank face is pretty scary looking, actually quite ugly too! I think some are worse than others and this one wasn't too attractive!!!
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  7. Oh my goodness! She is stunning! I love what you did with her and the changes you made. The eyes you chose are wonderful and the coloring is great too! So happy you stopped by my blog so I could find out about yours! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks very much Happysuz, I'm glad you stopped by and that you like the new customised girl! I do enjoy doing things like this, I'm happy that other people enjoy seeing them too! :)
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  8. Wow wee Sharon, I love how you have transformed her!!! You are so talented and I agree with you that the wig style and color is perfect for her! Elise is a lovely name too! Love her!!! :) xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Ginger, I'm glad you like her new look :)
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  9. What a stunning transformation!! She's so cute!!! :) I do have one question though, what did you use to remove her original makeup? I'm wanting to try this myself. Thanks - Mariah

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  10. Sharon how do you remove the original eyes and put the new ones in? Do they all have the same size eyes?

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