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Sensuous Affair Giselle was a table centerpiece doll at Gloss Convention and she’s limited to 400 pieces.

I don’t know what’s up with all the horny doll names this year, but anyways, this girl is amazing! I love her natural palette and her well matched light brown (and not notoriously orange) eyebrows.
And comparing to some of the others from the convention collection, she’s really well dressed too.

I’m really glad I got one with nice and even lashes without any glue showing. One thing that concerns me though, is that her head sits really loose on the neck.. I think this is getting more and more common among the newer dolls. What solves it for me, at least temporarily, is turning the head 360 degees, though later on it goes back to being loose again..

Her hair is a blend of platinum and natural shade of blond. It is actually longer than what it appears to be. I think if straightened, it would almost be waist length.
I wish they made a red headed helper version of this Giselle instead of Vanessa, though I’m totally loving her as a blonde as well.

The jacket is probably the nicest part of the outfit. It fits well, and she almost can put her arms down while wearing it..
The blouse sans the bow reminds me of one from Scene Stealer Isha, except the fabric is a bit more stiff in Giselle’s version.
The high waisted shorts also fit really nicely, though they’re so tight, she can’t sit down in them.


The bra is questionable though.


Her jewelry set consists of gold disk shaped earrings and a ring:

and the boots come with zippers in the back, the laceup is ‘non functional’ anyways..

As for the body, I’ll do a separate post with comparison pics. I’m excited to have a new body type because I just like diversity, but I guess I still prefer the original nuface body with more natural looking and non square limbs.. and better articulation.

On The Rise Elise was the doll from Safari collection I’ve been looking forward to the most and I’m so happy she did not disappoint. I just love everything about her! (Must be the reason why I took way too many pix of her)

I’m glad she has her own unique look and doesn’t really resemble any other Elise released to date.

Her info said that her skintone was japan and yet it’s completely different from High Visibility Agnes’s skintone (which also was stated as ‘japan’). It’s much paler and porcelain looking, while Agnes’s skintone is more grey toned. I’m glad they didn’t use the grey version on Elise.

The lashes on my doll are unusually short, but at least those are the matte lashes that fr’s typically come with (I cannot stand those cheap looking glossy lashes used on CP Eugenia and HV Agnes)
Another thing I found disappointing about all of the dolls I got recently is the ultraglossy paint used on the elements which are not supposed to be glossy, like the eyeliner, which looks extremely glossy and reflective.


I wasn’t a big fan of her yellow dress at first, but in person the color looks really beautiful on her. If I wasn’t so broke after the convention, I wouldn’t even mind keeping it.


Cute golden tube clutch, doesn’t really open, but very well made

I liked how the shoes looked from the side in packaging, but as for the front part, hm..not sure..

Not keeping the outfit, so didn’t bother with the jewelry..

My On The Rise Elise has arrived and I’m very relieved because this one won’t be going back to patient care.
Comapring to Agnes and Eugenia which arrived earlier, she’s very lovely and doesn’t have any mold, bad smells, facial paint or messed up eyelashes issues, so I’m happy.
Here are just a few pix while she was still in the box:

Her eyes seem to be looking in different directions (left one is looking up the other one just to the side), but I have a feeling that’s just the way the screening was done on all/most of them

Dress fabric closeup:

Accessories:

I still need to wash her hair as it’s very stiff from the product and put some paint over the eyelash glue, so more detailed out of box pictures will be coming later:)

edit: out of the box pictures of Elise here

Elusive Creature Natalia also arrived a couple days ago.
(With only 2 weeks between the 3 shipments, why couldn’t they all just arrive at once? Would save me so much on shipping, as the dealer was unresponsive about withholding the shipments to consolidate them into one package..)

She is fine quality-wise, but I am not keeping her.. She just looks different from promo pics. She seemed much softer and youthful for some reason and I thought her hair would be more platinum, instead it’s darker, almost dirty blond yellow.

Her makeup reminds me of Hot Property alot:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51265969@N07/5001079441

If her face was like that I wouldn’t hesitate to keep her. In comparison to HP Natalia, you can tell how dramatically the quality and deatil of facial paint slipped over the years.
So right now I’m really wondering why my money went on this Natalia instead of much better executed version from 2008..

I also don’t like the ultrawhite paint that was used on the eyes, it looks very unnatural

Her vest is made of the same bulky fabric which was used for Agnes’ skirt and corset..

Obviously, the best part of her outfit would be her huge straw hat which you can’t really see in box

The accessories:

same old, same old bangles, and new sunglasses which I totally don’t get. The lenses are just made of bland brown plastic. It looks so strange. Miss those days when the glasses lenses were actually transparent

The boots:

Dealer posted the doll in just shipper, and the box has arrived with a slight dent, which never happened to me before.

But I’ve seen much, much worse on Flickr.
On that photo, the box got so smashed, the doll got damanged as well.. I don’t think it’s the dealers fault though. The new boxes are just not as sturdy to withstand the longer journeys well. And the cardboard does feel more squishy, so not happy about having one more thing to worry about.

I got two of my preorders, High Visibility Agnes and City Prowl Eugenia today.. and what can I say, they are just awful.. Agnes is all wonky and Eugenia also has a very obvious flaw and a moldy corset.. One good thing is that they at least don’t smell with basement or anything like that, as was reported by some collectors. And Agnes is completely mold free as far as I can tell.
So here is Agnes:

Guess this picture speaks a thousand words. Seems like Integrity is using new type of lashes on the FR dolls. These lashes have this glossy shine (I prefer the matte finish of old lashes) and there is a difference when it comes to the fiber type.. The old lashes were possible to reshape, you could raise or lower them, but the new ones always revert back to their original shape. The problem begins when one of the eyelashes is glued at the wrong angle. And both of my dolls come with one eyelash covering one eye and other lash is pointed in a different direction. And it’s not the only problem with Agnes.. one of her eyes is bigger and the other one is smaller/narrower and the lip paint is way, way off. Really disappointed.. Also her skintone is darker than typical Japan tone, it’s closer to  ‘japan 2.5′ which has a bit greyish tint. I don’t have the doll to compare anymore, but as I remember Flight Pattern Kyori came with a similar skintone, though Agnes has a different head vinyl quality..  One good thing I can point out though is that she doesn’t have the smooshed head syndrome, her head shape is just perfect.

As for the outfit, I’m just happy it’s not moldy and I don’t have to wash the whole bunch of delicate clothes. Some pieces are better than others, but I haven’t really played with everything yet because I’d rather wait until the replacement head arrives.. I’ve no idea when that might happen though because I might have to wait until Natalia and Elise arrive before contacting the patient care.


I like the rusted copper jewelry, but the sunglasses are just plain ugly



The shoes look promising in their packages..


That notorious ultra thick corset


The drawer barely fits in the box..but that’s the least of my concerns.

And here is Eugenia..

She has a strange dot of white paint on her right eye..and again, those unevenly glued lashes

Her skintone is Caucasian, but the body is more dark and yellow comparing to the head which is more or less true to the typical caucasian tone.



Eugenia’s corset was my most anticipated clothing piece from Safari collection. And it does look good on the outside.. but if you turn it over..

Disgusting!!!

It seems like all of Eugenia’s budget went on her corset, hardly any fabric left for the skirt..



The accessories and shoes are nice.. not a big fan of tacky silver thread for laces though

I’m just too furious to play right now.. and having to wait till others arrive to send the heads back is also annoying, so I decided to vent here.. When/if I get the ones I’d be happy with, I might do a proper review then. Next time I’ll think a million times before preordering anything.

Quick Updates:

  • ahhh look who arrived this morning!:DDD
    giselle11
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  • Updated the convention page with the remaining promo pix of the convention collection ×0
  • Quicksilver Kyori
    Polynesia Poppy
    Pencil Me In Eugenia
    Truly Madly Deeply Agnes
    Joyous Celebration Poppy

    and many more are looking for a new home!
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  • agnes
    another email with promo pics came yesterday, so I updated the convention page.
    Style lab and main collection pics will follow later..

    The email also said that the lotteries for the convention leftovers should take place sometime in November

    It's a shame there is no detailed information about skintones and haircolors in those emails.. after closer inspection, it seems like Agnes's hair is original brunette and not raven like everybody thought:(
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  • illustrousvanessa
    Illustrious Vanessa - Convention Helper doll, LE100. Ebay link:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Illustrious-Vane...

    and *great* deal on Agnes here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fashion-Royal...

    ohh and this is the one which (very imho) should've won the design competition:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/OOAK-Fashion-Royalty...
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  • glossooakerin
    yesterday IT sent links to two short videos from nuface luncheon presentation.
    I made some screengrabs and updated the convention page with pictures

    Vaughn Sawyers also described the new nuface body: 'very similar to fr, has smaller bust, thinner waist and different/fuller butt'

    And the email also said promo pictures of the remaining convention dolls will be coming later..
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  • My personal favorites from Gloss Convention:

    Intimate Reveal Agnes is the star, hands down and pretty much the only fr with a beautiful elaborate outfit
    agnes

    Sensuous Affair Giselle Centerpiece
    Gloss W Club Luncheon
    *photo by JennFL2

    love her natural sophisticated look with Glam Addict Screening

    Intrigue (aka Lagerfeld) Elise
    web_91362_CU
    (on promos she's just stunning, though not completely sure about the production doll. She should've come with icy white platinum hair and the ones I've seen had yellowish platinum blond..
    and on many pics she has pink head which is way different color from the body

    Wild Thing Poppy
    Wild Thing Poppy
    *photo by Kate


    For the first time ever I actually loved Poppy fashion..that fur and cowboy hat are tdf. Not sure about her tan skintone, I wonder if it's different from Hot Dots and Pretty In Polynesia Poppy.. that ifdc screening is a bit of a hit and miss..some of them look better than others

    Le Smoking Adele
    love Adele 2.0 comeback, wish she was never changed in the first place.

    Cold Shoulder Eugenia
    Untitled
    *photo by Viviana


    I also liked Kimber from Color Infusion, though she has this playline vibe, but still very cute.. Style Lab Color Infusion!
    photo by forestdweller54


    Also Angel in Blue Poppy Centerpiece is interesting, but I most probably won't be trying for her..
    Some close-up
    photo by Viviana
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