I got a little frustrated when I was picking them because the same color looked way too different on each picture, and also the styles I wanted were not available on the colors I wanted. But, happily, I know some amazing doll people that helped me with this! Shout out to Tjassi and Lise for their help, and to Morbid for their chat with me at Dollaholics. Thanks to all their help, I decided on a wig and hubby bought it for me! Yay! I won't have it until October, probably, because this is a pre-order with 30~60 days to be done, but oh well.
This wig is intended to replace Coco's 'default wig' for one less worn and with higher quality.
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I got LPW002 in 6-7" Milk Tea color (example here), and when I was deciding, a wild hubby appeared with a faithful question xD: "Why don't you get two wigs to save on future shippings?"
So I started thinking what to do. You know I want to get higher quality eyes for Coco, but getting two pairs, will save me shipping. One pair for Coco, and one for a doll I do not have yet! (yes, you may know where this line of thinking ends).
Then I watched my reference folder for fashion, and I realized how much reference/inspirations I have for Chanel, which would be Coco's sister!! I have so many concepts and ideas, and human outfits that I would make in miniature, and even fabrics for a doll I yet don't have... then, I could buy eyes and wigs for them both, and....
Dang it, I want a new doll xD
The sculpt I have in mind is a Soom Rosette Lavender/Vela, with the Muse Girl body (which means the shorter body, with small bust). Their new sales model opens the sales for basic dolls each 3~4 months, so I can't have it now (don't have the money either). Since Rosettes have those thuds on their eyes to wear silicone eyes, they need modding; therefore, I need to get Soom eyes with her, until I mod her and get her quality eyes. I estimate that I need $500 including shipping and excluding custom fees... that would be another $250 for the fees, on the worst-case scenario.
So my original plan was to get the eyes for Coco (to finish her 'upgrades') and then start saving for Chanel. But then, I decided that I'll wait on the eyes for Coco, and then after I get Chanel (hopefully next year!) get them both urethane eyes and
The saving part will be slow, because I estimate a year of saving. I was considering making two coats for mini BJDs and put them up for sale on DoA, to help me increase my savings, but I don't know if anyone would be interested? Because you know, the Etsy is my mom's, not mine
Anyways, the sales period for Rosettes isn't open, and therefore I have time to save. I'm really happy right now, not only because of the gift, but also because having such a clear goal feels good!
Do you have any planned purchases? I would love to read about them!