Friday, October 13, 2017

Bliss Again

I admit it, I am weak. I sent off Original Bliss to ATYL, who gave her an astonishingly beautiful and detailed faceup ...but then I realized I didn't have an NYID body here for a fit model and comparison photos. Boo. So I looked at what was available as a Basic on the Iplehouse site, and I am pretty meh about their standard NYID girls, but I saw there was a Light Brown Isis NYID in the auction for half of what she would be full price! Oh boy! I could finally get my little Egyptian Princess that I had decided was way too expensive to get through Doll Choice. So I bid on it, and then no one else bid. The day before the auction ended, I actually went and bought two wigs, some eyes and the wrap dress Felicity is wearing up there. And I actually got up at 2:30 in the morning to keep an eye on the bid. Welllll it turns out this is not exactly Ebay, but run by humans, because when the auction ended, it still had 3 minutes on the clock and some other person, probably more awake than I was, had popped up their own bid and won her, which I could not see until I refreshed the page. This taught me two things--don't stay up to bid, and don't buy in advance.

But I did get my box of Egyptian Princess goodies today, and I am very happy with them! The wrap dress is actually too large for Felicity on her Medium Bust, but I figure that Luna, who is an EID, will love it (The dress is marketed as an SID/EID dress and that is correct). The wigs are just gorgeous, I am glad I got as many as I could afford (2) because the quality is nice and the hair is that heavier, less tangly fiber that you see in Crobi and Soom wigs. The BEST thing were the eyes I ordered--they are kind of on a back page on the Iplehouse site and there aren't a lot of them, they are "glass eyes", made in China--the box says Fei Xiang on them, and they are the perfect, large eyewhite/ small iris/ medium dome eyes to fit in the hard-to-fit Iplehouse eyes. From now on if I order from Iplehouse, I am getting eyes with the order. And they were not any more expensive than Sooms or Denver Doll's house glass eyes.

And wouldn't you know, the next day a favorite DoA member of mine had a Bliss on sale for a better price than Isis would have been, so I bought her. I still might need to darken her makeup a little for photos, but I need to take her pic in sunlight so I can see how it looks first. She is really cute, even with my paint.
If you are on Den of Angels, Jo1961 is also selling a Bliss, with a professional faceup. Jo is also delightful to buy from!

4 comments:

  1. sorry about Isis but yay on Bliss #2!! she's so cute. love the ribbon.

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    1. She is cute; and it's such a fun size to work with. I wish they made more NYID heads..and sold them separately ;)

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  2. I wish they sold heads separately in general. I would so get an Elle head. Admiring your shoe projects btw. Great use of prints/colors and embellishments, too!

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    1. Thank you--they are both fabulous and frustrating. I love picking out the colors and I hate how bad I am at making them look professional. I have so much respect for Sweetiger and Wamami!

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