I got my Xagadoll Lara last Thursday, and I finally was able to post about her!
She is really pretty and so delicately small, I am not sure about her size though, I always thought it was really a perfect doll-size for me but for now it is weird to see a mature BJD so small, when I am used to Minifee. Hopefully it’s just a phase :S
However her arrival was not as smooth as expected. I bought this girl second hand from Flickr and she came with some extras: wig, eyes and tiny shoes; and she was supposed to have a face-up. But when I opened her I had a surprise: her face-up was kind of sticky and her right eyes completely smudged!!! I never seen something like this, when I touched it it just came off like it had just been painted. Weird O.o!
Here is what she looked like:
Obviously I was got really depressed and wrote to the girl who sold her to me to see what could be done and hoping to get a refund for the face-up so I could send her of to a new one…the girl said she painted the doll herself and that she was perfect when she packed her…the truth is I didn’t ask many photos or close-ups of the face-up before buying her; I trusted the seller, so I could not confirm wether or not she is saying the truth (Lesson Nr. 1: Always ask for detailed photos of the face-up when they are not provided…). So no refund for me…she told me I could send her the doll back and she would re-do her face-up, but with the shipping costs and the timings, I preferred to send her to another artist, Shory, who lives in Italy and whose work I simply adore. And the best part is she agreed to do her in until the end of this month, check her etsy shop out: MakeupService. Can’t wait to have her back!!! I am leaving for vacation on the beginning of August and I was hoping to take her with me, for some bonding and obviously because she is so “portable” being so small 🙂
I wiped her face-up and sent her out to the spa on Friday, so hopefully she will get there next Monday. Here she is dressed and with the wig that came with her, before leaving: