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Must be Vanity

Okay so I bought this monstrosity:

Angelic Dreamz was having a big sale and she was only $30. I have debated with myself for ages about her. Looking on Flickr, there's just no hope for her. Her hair is a mess, her makeup is a tragedy, her eyes are upsetting.

Buuuuut, I've really wanted an avatar doll for a while. Out of the dolls out there in the world, she is the only one that looks a little like me. This is what I look like:

Okay so that is pre-kids, but I look basically the same. Less rested perhaps...

The only other option is this doll that makes me break into tears when I look at her:

Ahem, so I have an active imagination. I could look like her in an alternate universe...But not sure I could afford her if I could find her. She is absolute perfection to me.

But that's As a black doll, you can be light skinned or dark skinned. You can have straight hair, or you can have "kinky" hair.  So Dayle is as close as I can get to "naturally" curly in doll world.  (not that Admiration's hair is curly, I just want to be her, that's all.)

Join me as I try to fix her! (Hmm, is it vain to call it that when I just want to make her more like me?)

If you have information on more curly girlies out there, let me know! I can never have too many Me's!



  1. You can do it. She may need a partial or full reroot or maybe a wig. I have a couple of her and I will get one redone. You can do it girl..go ahead :O)

  2. I see a lot of people with avatar dolls. I call mine my "barbelganger".

    By the way, you are gorgeous.

  3. hahah Barbleganger! I love it. And thank you. *blush* Yeah I'm excited to experiment with this one.

  4. This would be a nice challenge Dani. Go for it! Interestingly, I have started to gather my "afro" or natural hair diva's and dudes for a future post on my blog and was tickled when I saw this post and the one that follows. Lol!

    P.S. That's a pretty picture of you.

  5. Thanks Georgia Girl! I can't wait to get to work on her! I actually have a doppelganger of my husband. Maybe I should make them a little house and find some little girls that look like mine...

  6. Thanks Georgia Girl! I have a doppelganger of my husband. Maybe I should give them a house and find two little girls for them...

  7. I look forward to seeing the transformation. I really like both dolls. I hadn't seen the 2nd one before. She's really pretty. Love your picture, too. Great price on the Dayle. That sale that Angelic Dreamz had a few weeks ago was crazy. I kindly saw my way off the site before I did any damage. Now you have me wanting to pop over just to browse.

  8. Hmmm. I'm sure with some work she'll look beautiful! I was considering getting this girl, but now I'm not so sure...


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